Getting Behind Local Small Businesses

Ann throws her weight behind local Shaw Heath businesses

Councillor Ann Smith has welcomed the Council decision that means businesses in Stockport are set to benefit from changes to the Small Business Rate Relief Scheme.

As of this month businesses with a rateable value below £6,000 will pay no Business Rates for the 2012/2013 financial year.

“The Council knows that every little helps in the current climate,” said Ann, who praised local residents Vicky and Angela from Davenport who opened their new business in Shaw Heath recently.

Their family pottery painting café ‘Brooklyn Pottery’ is just across from Harry Bates.  Residents can enjoy a cup of tea while a little one creates something unique!

Information regarding criteria for the changes to the new Small Business Rate Relief Scheme can be found at the Council’s website at

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