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10. Local newspaper rates discount

From 1st April 2017, a discount of up to £1,500 a year for 2 years can be claimed on office space wholly or mainly used by journalists and reporters of local newspapers. This is up to a maximum of one discount per local newspaper title and per hereditament, and up to state aid limits.

How to apply

Please email or write to: Business rates East Devon District Council Knowle Sidmouth EX10 8HL


  • address of property
  • title of newspaper
  • description of how property is used
  • declaration that state aid limits will not be exceeded by the granting of this discount