Jan Meulendijk
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Holiday cottage rates could be overpaid by 'thousands'

Holiday cottage owners in Wales could be paying thousands of pounds more than they should in business rates every year, a tourism expert has warned.

Ex-Wales Tourist Board chief executive Jonathan Jones told BBC Wales the way business rates are calculated for self-catering holiday homes must change.

The owner of a complex of holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire cut his rates from over £5,000 to zero by appealing.

Jan Meulendijk said the business would have closed if he had lost the appeal.

  • 04 Dec 2014
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