Issue details

Amendment to Discretionary Business Rate Relief Policy (Response to COVID-19)

The Government has announced a series of measures to support businesses through the impact of the Covid-19 emergency. The existing Retail Discount and Pub Relief schemes have been further expanded, and a new “Nursery Discount” has been introduced.


Legislative changes are not being made to accommodate the discounts. Instead, the Government expects that local authorities deliver the discounts via discretionary powers which already exist, and so changes are required to the Council’s discretionary business rates relief policy to facilitate the administration of these reliefs.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/03/2020

Decision due: 24 March 2020 by Chief Finance Officer

Lead director: Chief Finance Officer

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




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