Interim Head of Revenues and Benefits introduced a report on the
Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme. The Committee noted that
the scheme had been introduced to provide relief to those
businesses that had been adversely affected by the 2017 Business
Rate Revaluation. In order to minimise paperwork, avoid any further
delays and to ensure as many businesses benefited as possible, the
relief would be automatically applied. It was noted that there
would be contingencies held for successful appeals and to provide
relief to businesses with special circumstances who may not have
1)The Business Rates Discretionary Rate Relief scheme
described in the report, with the criteria for eligibility set out
as Option 2 in section 3, is adopted.
2)Authority is delegated to the Head of Revenues and
Benefits to finalise and implement the scheme.