Decision details

Business rate retail discount policy

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough 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.


(Key decision):


(1) To approve the business rate retail discount policy as set out at appendix 1.


(2) To grant the Director of Service Delivery delegated authority, in consultation with the Lead Member, 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: 07/02/2019

Date of decision: 06/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Effective from: 15/02/2019

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