Business rates impact community hydro

“The future of many community hydro schemes is in jeopardy due a sharp rise in business rates, operators have said.

Some have seen increases of as much as 900% after a recent revaluation and the situation has been called “ridiculous”.

It means virtually all of their profits are being handed over to councils, with some energy schemes now making a loss, BBC Wales has heard.

The Welsh Government said it was aware and considering the case for specific assistance.”

BBC Report here.

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Research Psychologist
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