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Decision details

Business Rate Support and the Councils Property Planning

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of report: This report sets out the existing support available to York businesses both statutory and discretionary. It also It also provides information on the council’s role as a landlord in shaping the city retail economy.


The Executive Member will be asked to note the contents and consider how the influence of these support mechanisms can be used to sustain and develop a vibrant and planned commercial future for the city.


Resolved: That;

a)   The content of the report be noted

b)   Officers work with the consultation process identified in the Executive Member Decision Session held on 22 July 2019 for business rates, and to include a review of the Council’s policy for business rate discounts.

c)   Officers prepare a report on the strategic utilisation of the Council’s property portfolio to support independent retailers, and diversification of the High Street.

Reason:     To ensure that York continues to have a buoyant, thriving and well planned business economy.


Report author: David Walker

Publication date: 14/08/2019

Date of decision: 14/08/2019

Decided at meeting: 14/08/2019 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Effective from: 17/08/2019

Accompanying Documents:


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