Decision details

Business Rates Discretionary Reliefs

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve amendments to the Business Rates Discretionary Relief Scheme to take into account annual changes and new Government reliefs.


1.     That the following extensions to the local business rates discretionary relief policy be approved:

a.      In respect of revaluation support for one year from 1 April 2019.

b.      In respect of charitable and voluntary organisations for one year from 1 April 2019.

c.      In respect of local newspaper discount for one year from 1 April 2019.

d.      In respect of retail discount for two years from 1 April 2019.


2.     That authority be delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits to award relief in individual cases, in respect of new categories d. above.



Report author: Karen Hampshire

Publication date: 05/02/2019

Date of decision: 05/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Effective from: 12/02/2019

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