Busi­ness rates worth £95,000 owed to Coun­Cil

Two firms which pre­vi­ously ran restau­rant owe coun­cil

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

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.”

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