Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, Devon

Name: Philip J Milton

Sector: Tourism

Current rateable value of business: £27,500

Original rateable value of business: £23,000

“We pay far too much and for our business. It is not proportionate to the meagre income we generate. Trying to have it reviewed under the new system is also a nightmare. Our trade is down – yet our rateable value is up. We try hard and employ people all year round, yet are penalised.”