Spreacombe Estate Company Ltd, Devon

Name: Georgina Dennis

Sector: Tourism

Current rateable value of business: £12,750

Original rateable value of business: £8,800

“Business rates is one of the single largest bills. If our holiday bungalows were rated separately, they would be below the threshold. We are only open six months per year and we have low rents as the bungalows are 1970’s. Lower profit means there is less chance to improve, less employment of tradespeople, contractors etc.