Decision details

Business Rates Discretionary Relief Policy

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to request that the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance formally adopt a revised policy for the granting of Discretionary Rate Relief to Business properties.


Changes to eligibility criteria for the Covid19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) have been made to encourage uptake.


To adopt the updated policy as shown in Appendix A.

Reasons for the decision:

Insufficient interest has been gained to from the first application window to exhaust available funding and so amendments are required prior to a further application window being launched to encourage businesses to apply for the support available.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 10/06/2022

Date of decision: 10/06/2022

Effective from: 18/06/2022

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