Decision details

National Non Domestic Rates – to approve discretionary rate relief schemes for 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To approve the scheme for revaluation support for 2019/20 and the scheme for retail rate relief as announced in the October budget and as detailed in the report

Decision:

i)     Cabinet approved the Discretionary Discount Scheme (Revaluation Support) for 2019/20 and 2020/21 as detailed in sections 3.1 to 3.9 and in Appendix 1 of the report from the Strategic Director of Resources, pursuant to the Council’s powers under section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 as amended.

 

ii)    Cabinet approved the Discretionary Discount Scheme (Retail Rate Relief) for 2019/20 and 2020/21 as detailed in sections 3.10 to 3.13 and in Appendix 2 of the report from the Strategic Director of Resources pursuant to the Council’s powers under section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 as amended.

 

iii)   Cabinet delegated authority to the Chief Finance Officer to implement the two schemes as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the report from the Strategic Director of Resources, so that the agreed discretionary discounts for business rates can be awarded in compliance with the schemes criteria.

Reason Key: Signficant expenditure/savings of £500k or more;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Margaret Read, Director of Brent Customer Services Email: margaret.read@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 1521.

Report author: Richard Vallis

Publication date: 12/02/2019

Date of decision: 11/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/02/2019

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