Decision details

National Non-Domestic Rates: Hospitality and Leisure Grants 2021/22 and Additional Restrictions Grant (Key Decision taken under Emergency Decision Making Powers)

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To request that the Chief Executive, on grounds of urgency in accordance with paragraphs 9.3.2 and 9.3.3 of Part 3 of the Constitution of the Council, approves the NNDR Discretionary Scheme for Business Grants 2021/22: businesses affected by Omicron.

Decision:

That the Chief Executive, under grounds of urgency in accordance with paragraphs 9.3.2 and 9.3.3 of Part 3 of Constitution:

 

i)             Approves the NNDR Discretionary Scheme for Business Grants 2021/22: Businesses affected by Omicron, as set out in Appendix 1 of the accompanying report and pursuant to the Council’s powers under section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 as amended.

 

ii)            Authorises the Director of Finance to implement the scheme as set out in Appendix 1.

 

iii)           Approves the reopening of the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme to businesses that started trading between 11 April 2021 and 31 December 2021, subject to funding being available, and that top-up payments continue as agreed previously on 17 November 2021.

 

iv)           Notes that the Council will be reimbursed by the government in due course in respect of the aforementioned grants and relief schemes.

Reasons for the decision:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Alternative options considered:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Decision taken under the Chief Executive's emergency decision making powers

Parties Consulted: Schemes referred to in this report have come as part of the government’s urgent response to the Covid-19 pandemic. As such there has been no consultation as guidance has been issued by the government on how this scheme should be operated, and the government expects local authorities to implement it using its section 47 powers.

Contact: Peter Cosgrove, Head of Revenues and Debt Email: Peter.Cosgrove@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 2307.

Publication date: 04/01/2022

Date of decision: 04/01/2022

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