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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

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


  • 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