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11. Local newspaper rates discount

A discount of up to £1,500 a year until 31 March 2020 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

Email businessrates@eastdevon.gov.uk or
write to Business Rates, East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Border Road, Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honiton, EX14 1EJ.

providing:

  • 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