Decision details

Discretionary Rate Relief

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet AGREED that

(a)               the criteria described in Appendix A to the report “Policy for the Award of ‘Top-up’ Discretionary Rate Relief to Charitable Organisations” as amended at the meeting be adopted formally as a policy for the award of ‘top-up’ rate relief with effect from 1st April 2006;

(b)               in order to minimise the administrative burden on both the Council and applicants, this policy only take effect where the award of relief to the organisation would cost the Council in excess of £1,000 per annum;

(c)               authority to make decisions on awards within the criteria set out in the policy be delegated to the Finance and Resources Director;

(d)               authority to make decision on appeals against the decision of the Finance and Resources Director be delegated to the Resources and Staffing Portfolio Holder; and

(e)               a further report making recommendations for a policy to cover all other forms of discretionary relief be submitted to Cabinet during the 2006/07 financial year.

Publication date: 09/12/2005

Date of decision: 08/12/2005

Decided at meeting: 08/12/2005 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/12/2005

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