Business rates worth £95,000 owed to CounCil
Two firms which previously ran restaurant owe council
Peterborough City Council could be nearly £100,000 out of pocket after two firms previously ran a city restaurant failed to pay business rates. Neither firm is currently running the business.
A spokesperson for Peterborough City Council said: “The amount owed in unpaid business rates with regard to the property occupied by Jimmy’s restaurants in Peterborough is approximately £95,000.
“This covers the period between March 2014 and July 2016.
“The debt is split between Daylight Corporation and GrandRegency. Enforcement action including the use of enforcement agents has been employed to try and recover the debt.”
The council spokesman confirmed the firm currently operating the restaurant did not owe any money to the council. The current owners of Jimmy’s restaurant in Peterborough have paid busiess rates in full
Following the announcement, Councillor David Seaton, cabinet member for resources at Peterborough City Council said: “Non-payment of business rates potentially puts an additional burden on local taxpayers as this income supports a range of local services for Peterborough residents.
“We actively pursue all unpaid debts throughavariety of enforcementmethods, including the use of bailiffs.
“The law states that business rates are the debt of the limited company listed as the property occupiers, and not the directors of that company.
“Therefore if a company is liquidated, or has no assets, then the debt is incredibly hard to retrieve.
“Prompt and repeated action hasbeentakeninorderto try and recover this debt and wewill continue to pursuethe money owed to ensure we recover every pound we can.”