COUNCILS in west Cumbria will keep all business rates resulting from the nuclear new-build at Moorside, Sellafield. Ministers were proposing that Whitehall should keep all the rates received from Moorside, where NuGen plans to build the UK’s biggest nuclear power plant. This would have amounted to many millions of pounds. Sellafield’s annual rates bill is £32m. But Sue Hayman, Labour MP for Workington, asked Prime Minister David Cameron about the issue during PM’s Questions last week. She has now received a letter confirming that local authorities will retain all business rates resulting from the nuclear new-build.
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