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National Non-Domestic Rates – Applications for Discretionary Rate Relief

Meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet (Item 10)

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This report seeks approval for the Council to apply its discretion to award rate relief in respect of non-domestic rate liability.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)      To approve the applications for discretionary rate relief in respect of national non-domestic rate liability as set out and detailed withinin Appendix 2 of the report.

 

(2)     To note that the Council’s National Non-Domestic Rates Discretionary Relief awards would be reviewed in October 2022, for subsequent consideration by Cabinet in early 2023 instead of October 2021 as previously planned due to the effect of the pandemic.

Minutes:

Councillor McLennan, Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Resources, introduced the report, which detailed new applications received for discretionary National Non-Domestic Rate (NNDR) relief since Cabinet had last considered applications in December 2020. 

 

In presenting the report, Cabinet’s attention was drawn to the criteria to be considered in dealing with applications for NNDR relief from charities and non-profit making organisations, as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report, along with the applications which had been received for consideration, as detailed within Appendix 2 of the report.  Members were also advised of the requirement to review all existing awards for discretionary relief to ensure they continued to meet the necessary criteria and were focussed on organisations providing a recognised service for residents within the borough.  In view of the impact of the pandemic it had been proposed that this review should be moved back to October 2022, with organisations then being required to reapply for relief from April 2024.

 

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)      To approve the applications for discretionary rate relief in respect of national non-domestic rate liability as set out and detailed within Appendix 2 of the report.

 

(2)     To note that the Council’s National Non-Domestic Rates Discretionary Relief awards would be reviewed in October 2022, for subsequent consideration by Cabinet in early 2023 instead of October 2021 as previously planned due to the effect of the pandemic.