Discretionary Rate Relief Awards 2020-2022
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To approve the discretionary rate relief (DRR) awards for the next financial period 2020-22.
Members will be asked to approve all, some or none of the allocations.
This item was incorrectly assigned to the Executive Member Decision Session for finance and Performance, and has now been correctly assigned to the Executive meeting 21 January 2020.
Resolved: (i) That the new applications for Discretionary Rate Relief set out in Annex B to the report be approved (Option 1).
Reason: To provide a transparent process for awarding DRR.
(ii) That the new and existing awards be granted in perpetuity and the administration of the scheme be changed as set out in paragraphs 16-19 of the report (Option 3).
Reason: To provide a more appropriate process, in line with other forms of business rates relief and with reactive timescales, avoiding unnecessary administrative costs.
Report author: Pauline Stuchfield
Publication date: 22/01/2020
Date of decision: 21/01/2020
Decided at meeting: 21/01/2020 - Executive
Effective from: 24/01/2020