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Published: 12:00, 22 June 2014 |
Updated: 08:42, 23 June 2014
A new government scheme could see empty retail units given a fresh start in Tunbridge Wells town centre.
The local council is now able to offer business rate relief to businesses moving into shops that have been empty for a year or more.
The scheme is set up as an incentive to encourage retailers to choose the empty properties and boost the local economy.
It provides a 50% rate discount for 18 months until March 2016.
Councillor Mike Rusbridge said: "As a boost to our local economy we need our empty shops brought back into use and I hope that this scheme gives businesses the incentive to do so. We are open for business."
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