Flexible leases and marketing
A council spokesperson said: “Business rates are set by the Valuation Office Agency (who will also deal with the appeal) not by Ashford Borough Council.
“We have been working with the ratepayer to try and support them in the continuation of their business until their appeal is heard.”
They added that the council does support local businesses through “flexibility in their leases and with marketing support through Love Ashford”.
They said: “We have championed small businesses and encourage entrepreneurship by giving them opportunities such as those seen in Park Mall’s Made in Ashford and extensive support through Love Ashford with blogs and features on our local businesses.”