Council announces support for residents and businesses

Mansfield District Council will suspend legal and enforcement action to help residents and businesses deal with the fallout from coronavirus.

No legal summonses will be issued by the council for a four month period, which will be reviewed in line with the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, there will be no new action or contact by enforcement agents.

The measures will apply to council tax, business rates, council housing rent and all other debts to the local authority. It is very important that anyone having difficulty paying money owed as a result of COVID-19 talks to the council.

It follows the announcement from Chancellor Rishi Sunak that additional business rate relief and grants will be made available to small businesses and those in the worst-affected sectors including retail, leisure and hospitality. 

The council is waiting for further information from Central Government with specific details of what this will involve, but will be contacting businesses in due course.

The council will provide more information as it becomes available.

Published: March 19th 2020