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Amendment to Discretionary Business Rate Relief Policy

In a Ministerial Statement on 27th January, the Government announced changes to rates relief to be delivered under the Council’s discretionary powers. These were:


-       An amendment to the Retail Discount, increasing the relief amount from 1/3 to 50%, and extending the scheme to include cinemas and live music venues

-       The re-instatement of a discount for pubs of £1,000 pa

-       An extension to the Local Newspaper discount for a further five years.


Further small amendments are to the rest of the policy are also required to ensure accuracy and consistency. Details of all the changes required can be found in the accompanying report.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/03/2020

Decision due: 6 March 2020 by Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Lead member: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Lead director: Chief Finance Officer

Contact: Katie Kelly, Revenues Manager 01954 713335 Email: Tel: 01954 713109.




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