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Why have West Somerset's business rates soared?

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Table from the Times
The Times

If you saw this box on page two of the Times today, you may be wondering why business rates appear to have rocketed in West Somerset.

Rates in the constituency of Bridgwater and West Somerset have gone up by 65.8% on average.

A spokesperson for DCLG says this is because of the revaluation of the Hinckley Point site, adding that as the area is fairly rural this has a considerable effect on the average for the area.