Issue details

Business Rates Discretionary Relief Scheme

To introduce changes to the current policy which enable the council to distribute government grants to those businesses who were adversely impacted by the non-domestic rate revaluation process, which took effect from 1st April 2017.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/08/2017

Decision due: 12 Sep 2017 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Philip Whitehead

Lead director: Becky Hellard (Director - Finance and Procurement)

Department: Resources

Contact: Ian P Brown, Head of Revenues and Benefits Email: Tel: 01225 716701.

Consultation process

Potential applicants will be identified, consulted and invited to apply for additional discretionary rate reliefs.


It is anticipated that around 600-700 businesses could be affected and engaged during the consultation and determination process.


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