Decision Maker: Leader of Lewes District Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To consider the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Rates scheme and the Transitional Relief and Supporting Small Business Relief scheme for businesses during 2022/23.
The Leader of the Council approves the 2022/23 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure and the Transitional Relief and Supporting Small Business Relief schemes and grants the Director of Service Delivery delegated authority, to implement, and if necessary, amend each Policy (in consultation with the Leader). Such delegated authority will include any measures necessary for or incidental to its management and administration.
In accordance with section 17 of the Council’s Policy and Performance Advisory Committee Procedure Rules, the call-in procedure shall not apply to this decision given its urgency. A decision is urgent if, in the view of the decision maker, any delay likely to be caused by the call-in process would, for example, seriously prejudice the Council’s or the public’s interests.
These are new schemes which needs to be implemented as a matter of urgency and so executive approval for the scheme is being sought from the Leader. The Leader is being asked to authorise the Director of Service Delivery to implement and administer the scheme as there is no existing officer delegation in place.
These are government rate relief schemes which must be in place prior to 01 April 2022. Time does not permit alternative options as eligible businesses must receive relief on their 2022/23 annual bills which will be sent on 7th March 2022.
Urgent item?: Yes
Publication date: 28/02/2022
Date of decision: 28/02/2022