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Dear all,

I have had an HER enquiry regarding WWI and WWII military sites.

The part of the question upon which I am stumped is the following:

Would not all military locations of the period have been subject to exemption from payment of Council Rates? And, if this was so, then surely such exemptions would have been recorded somewhere?

I would be grateful if anybody has any information on this. I am aware that visiting forces are currently exempt from business rates.

Many Thanks

Vanessa Clarke
Senior Archaeological Officer (Planning)
Environment & Sustainable Communities
Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
01234 718560 (47560)

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