Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station is among highest rates payers in the UK with a £9million annual bill, new figures have revealed. The facility is among other power stations, airports and retailers for having the biggest business rates bill in the UK this year, new research reveals. The 50 largest rate paying sites in England and Wales will hand over £705 million in 2019, up 0.4% on a year ago, despite the actual tax rate rising 2.4% in line with inflation, according to data collated by business rates specialists Altus Group. Hartlepool’s facility features 34th on the list with a bill of £9,157,680. It sits just above Barclays Bank’s Canary Wharf offices, which has a £9,157,680 bill. Former nuclear energy site Sellafield is the most expensive power station on the list, with a bill of £26.6 million – although this was down on the £27.6 million paid a year earlier.
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