Millook (Holiday Accommodation), Cornwall

Name: Irene Douglas

Sector: Tourism

Current rateable value of business: £18,000

Original rateable value of business: £6,750

“If the Valuation Office Agency continues to proceed at the current valuation, I will simply have to discontinue with my business, which would mean no VAT, no tax, no business rates. No commission for my agent, no work for my manager, no money for the linen company and less money to the community. A lose-lose situation for everyone. Especially the tax man.”