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F15/740

Business Rates Relief - Local Discount Scheme

Request Description

Please advise if the local authority is offering a 'local discount' to business ratepayers under Section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988. As you will be aware, these powers were introduced via Section 69 of the Localism Act which enabled Council's to award a locally determined discretionary discount/relief on business rates.

For any scheme that exists, please advise:

1.       The criteria that must be fulfilled

2.       The value of any relief/discount that may be given to a ratepayer per financial year/period of scheme

3.       The period of the scheme

4.       Final date for applications

5.       If any relief will be backdated

6.       How applications can be made

7.       Provide a copy of any scheme outline that has been published

Where no local discount/relief scheme exists, please advise accordingly.

If a scheme is under consideration but not yet agreed, again please advise.

Request Date6 October 2015
Requested byBusiness
Released Date  

2 November 2015

Response

We only offer the Statutory Mandatory Reliefs                                                          

Where no local discount/relief scheme exists, please advise accordingly.

Answer - We only offer the Statutory Mandatory Reliefs

If a scheme is under consideration but not yet agreed, again please advise.

Answer -  We Are not currently considering offering any additional reliefs only the current Statutory Mandatory Reliefs

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