British Sugar, Palm Paper, RAF Marham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital among West Norfolk’s biggest business rate payers

Palm Paper, which is one of West Norfolk's biggest business rate payers. Picture: Matthew Usher

Palm Paper, which is one of West Norfolk's biggest business rate payers. Picture: Matthew Usher - Credit: Matthew Usher

King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital is one of West Norfolk's biggest business rates payers, new figures reveal.

They show that the hospital's rateable value will earn the borough council £589,170 next year.

The biggest bill of all will land on the doorstep of British Sugar. The report shows it will cough up £1.882m in rates on its Wissington factory. Lynn-based Palm Paper isn't far behind, paying £1.35m a year in rates in 2017/18 for its plant in Lynn.

RAF Marham will be paying £1.25m in rates, Tesco £1.08m for its Hardwick store and Bespak £589,000 for its plant in Lynn.

Details of the rateable value of all businesses are published by the council. The figure is set by central government.


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Along with the biggest payers even the smallest of the borough's 5,400 businesses contributes. Beach hut owners who rent them out pay around £100.

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