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2022/23 Discretionary Business Rate Relief Policy

Meeting: 22/02/2022 - Cabinet (Item 101)

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Report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate/Chief Finance Officer.

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Minutes:

Cabinet gave consideration to a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate which informed of the amendments to the Discretionary Business Rate Relief Policy for 2022/23 due to the changes announced by Government in 2021.

 

The Chief Finance Officer informed that, at the meeting of 17th Feb 2022, the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee reviewed the Budget Proposals for 2022/23. At that meeting, Members requested that the Council’s Communication Team create an informative leaflet for residents to explain the details of the Government’s council tax energy rebate scheme and the authority’s Council Tax reduction scheme. The Chief Finance Officer confirmed that the information was sent to residents today.

 

Alternatives considered:

None, the Government has instructed the Council to provide the relief.

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That the introduction of the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief Scheme be noted;

2.    That the extension of the Supporting Small Businesses Scheme be noted;

3.    That the extension of the Transitional Relief Scheme be noted;

4.    That the introduction of the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund be noted;

5.    That the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate, be given delegated authority to finalise the 2022/23 Discretionary Business Rate Relief Policy following the Government’s Spring 2022 budget which is expected to take place on 23rd March 2022;

6.    That the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate, be given delegated authority to finalise the 2022/23 Discretionary Business Rate Relief Policy in relation to the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund.

 

Reasons for the decision:

The changes to the Policy have been announced by Government. All the changes must be administered by the Council using discretionary powers.

 

 


Meeting: 17/02/2022 - Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 69)

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Report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate/Chief Finance Officer.

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Discretionary Business Rate Relief Policy which had been amended for 2022/23 due to changes announced by the Government during 2021.

 

The Head of Revenues and Benefits explained that Cabinet would be requested to approve the recommendations set out within the report, at the meeting scheduled to be held on 22nd February 2022.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

Prior to consideration of agenda Item Nos. 7 – 13 the Deputy Chief Finance Officer provided a presentation to the Committee, which outlined the purpose of each of the budget reports and drew Members’ attention to the key highlights.

 

The Committee then considered each report in turn, as follows.

 


Meeting: 10/02/2022 - Cabinet (Item 12.)

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Report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate/Chief Finance Officer.

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Meeting: 08/02/2022 - Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 13.)

13. 2022/23 Discretionary Business Rate Relief Policy pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate/Chief Finance Officer.

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