Decision details

National Non Domestic Rates - Applications for discretionary rate relief and London Living Wage discretionary discount

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the recommendations to award discretionary rate relief and to extend the London Living Wage discretionary discount scheme for 6 months


(i)         that the applications for discretionary rate relief detailed in Appendices 2 and 3 to the report be approved;


(ii)        that the discretionary discount scheme for businesses accredited to the London Living Wage Foundation be extended for a further 6 months, from 1 April 2016 to 30 September 2016 on the basis that the Business Rates discount will continue to be five times the cost of accreditation and will be awarded to businesses in Brent which become accredited with the Living Wage Foundation and who meet the criteria detailed in Appendix 4 of the report;


(ii)        that approval of this scheme is pursuant to the Council’s powers under section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and that this proposal is considered reasonable having regard to the interests of those persons who are liable to pay council tax in the borough of Brent and that a further report be submitted once the scheme is reviewed in May/June 2016.

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Margaret Read, Director of Brent Customer Services Email: Tel: 020 8937 1521.

Report author: Richard Vallis

Publication date: 22/01/2016

Date of decision: 20/01/2016

Decided at meeting: 20/01/2016 - Cabinet

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