Last chance to have say on Greenwich Council 'pavement tax'

News Shopper: Last chance to have say on Greenwich Council 'pavement tax' Last chance to have say on Greenwich Council 'pavement tax'

Greenwich Council is consulting on its controversial pavement charges to the borough's businesses - but there are just days left to respond.

Dubbed the 'pavement tax' by critics, the policy sees businesses paying licences to place tables and chairs or shop-front displays on the street.

Last year, council leader Councillor Chris Roberts apologised over the way the weekly charge - which costs costs £7 per square metre - was introduced.

It sparked a 2,000 signature petition and concern that small businesses would be put under increased financial pressure at a time of economic woe.

A consultation on the way this policy is implemented is now underway and ends on March 24.

To have your say visit the council wesbite.

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