Decision Maker: Policy and Finance
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Director of Resources submitted a report seeking agreement to an updated Revenues Discretionary Discount/Relief policy.
Members were reminded that:
· Local Authorities had the power to grant discretionary Council Tax and Business Rates discounts/reliefs.
· The Covid-19 pandemic and cost of living crisis had made significant changes in this area, and it was therefore necessary to review the Council’s current policy.
The report noted that the Council had made amendments to the policy to cover the additional support provided by the Government to recipients of LCTS in 2023/24, the extension and increase to 75% of Retail Hospitality and Leisure Relief for 2023/24 and the extension of SSB relief for 2023/24.
RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:
Agreed the changes to the Revenues Discretionary Discount/Relief Policy for 2023/24.
Report author: Averil Crowther
Publication date: 08/02/2023
Date of decision: 24/01/2023
Decided at meeting: 24/01/2023 - Policy and Finance