Consultations News

Business rates discretionary relief policy review

Shropshire Council is consulting on its business rates discretionary relief policy review and council tax discretionary discounts. Complex legislation governs how the amount due from business rates and council tax is calculated. However  the regulations allow local authorities some discretion to award relief and discounts in certain circumstances. The existing policy was last considered by council on 14 May 2015. At that time there was a commitment to review the policy every three years.

You can provide your comments by reading the text and completing a survey here:

Closes: 15 August

Highways Safety Inspection Consultation

Shropshire Council is seeking views on its proposals to update its approach to Highway Safety Inspections, and associated activities. Through a robust understanding of risk, the Council is proposing the following improvements:

  • The network hierarchy is enhanced to enable risks on the network to be better managed. This enhancement has introduced new hierarchies that better reflect the risks on the more seldom used parts of the network.
  • Specific guidance for managers has been included that reflects the apparent risk on different types of footway surface.

You can provide your comments by reading the text and completing a survey here:

Closes: 23 August

Shropshire Council Customer Service Point Opening Hours

Shropshire Council’s Customer Services operates face to face offices all across Shropshire. At Shropshire Council’s 6 main offices in Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, Shropshire council staff help customers directly with the services they need. The number of customers calling into these customer service points continues to reduce so Shropshire Council would like to explore ways of making savings while continuing to ensure people receive the services they need.

Read about the proposals and complete a survey here:

Closes: 24 August

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