Issue details

Business Rates Relief Policy

The Government announced the following in the Queens Speech on the 19 December 2019:

·  Increasing the retail discount from 33% to 50% and including cinemas and music venues within the scheme;

·  Extending the duration of the local newspapers discount;

·  Introducing an additional relief for pubs.


The Council will need to use its discretionary relief powers, introduced by the Localism Act under section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, to amend/create a policy to implement these reliefs.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/01/2020

Decision due: 4 Feb 2020 by Executive

No change since last plan

Lead member: Portfolio Holder: Communities

Contact: Andrew Wilcock Email: Tel: 01473 432000.

Consultation process

Portfolio Holder for Communities

Chief Operating Officer

Head of Finance and Revenues

Legal Services

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