Govt: Business rate payment 'delayed' for flood victims

George Eustice
George Eustice said flood hit businesses would be not be expected to pay business rates within the usual time frame. Credit: Daybreak/ITV

The Government has offered help "to all businesses who have been affected by floods", the farming minister has told Daybreak.

George Eustice said the Government had delayed "the payment of business rates" and "have asked HMRC to be lenient on businesses".

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