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Discretionary Business Rate Relief Policy

Meeting: 20/09/2017 - Policy and Resources Committee (Item 65)

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The 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 qualified otherwise.




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.


Voting: Unanimous