Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Central government announced in the Budget, a new two year Business Rate relief scheme for retail properties that have a rateable value of below £51,000. Under the scheme, eligible ratepayers will receive a one third reduction in their 2019/20 rate bill. The Government expects local authorities to have in place arrangements to administer and award reliefs for the new financial year. As granting the reliefs falls under the Council’s Discretionary powers it is necessary to have a local policy for each of the reliefs.
(1) To approve the business rate retail discount policy as set out at appendix 1 to the report.
(2) To grant the Director of Service Delivery delegated authority, in consultation with the Lead Member for Finance, to review and, if necessary, amend the retail discount policy following the consultation period and at the end of year one of the scheme.
(3) To grant the Director of Service Delivery delegated authority to implement and enforce the retail discount policy, including any measures necessary for or incidental to its management and administration.
Report author: Nick Ducatel
Publication date: 13/02/2019
Date of decision: 11/02/2019
Decided at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet
Effective from: 19/02/2019