Issue - meetings

Discretionary Business Rates Relief Scheme

Meeting: 15/08/2017 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019) (Item 52)

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The Head of Financial Services has submitted a report which advises Members of additional rate relief schemes arising from the Government’s spring budget and to agree the recommendations below:

 

Recommendations: That the City Executive Board resolves to:

 

1.    Delegate to the Head of Financial Services the authority to administer a) the Public Houses Relief Scheme and

b) the Supporting Small Business Relief Scheme.

 

2.    Approve the Revaluation Discretionary Relief Scheme for businesses for 2017-18 at Appendix 1

 

3.    Delegate authority to the Head of Financial Services to administer and award the reliefs in the Revaluation Discretionary Relief Scheme at Appendix 1 including revising the scheme for the subsequent 3 years.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Financial Services submitted a report which advised Members of additional rate relief schemes arising from the Government’s spring budget and recommended responses to them.

 

The Revenues and Benefits Service Manager introduced the report. She explained that the support scheme was in response to the significant rise in business rates due to the recent revaluation. The scheme creates a transition period to ease the rate rise for businesses over the next 3 -4 years. The costs of running the scheme are fully funded but unfortunately unspent relief allocated to a particular year cannot be carried forward.

 

The City Executive Board resolved to:

 

1. Delegate authority to the Head of Financial Services the authority to administer

a) the Public Houses Relief Scheme and

b)  the Supporting Small Business Relief Scheme

 

2. Approve the Revaluation Discretionary Relief Scheme for businesses for 2017-18 at Appendix 1

 

3. Delegate authority to the Head of Financial Services to administer and award the reliefs in the Revaluation Discretionary Relief Scheme at Appendix 1 including revising the scheme for the subsequent 3 years.