Extended business rate reliefs and support to businesses as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus
With the approval of the Chairman of Growth, Environment, and Resources Committee, the urgency procedure, special urgency procedure, and waiver of call-in procedure have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish notice of the decision for 28 days, to suspend the requirement to publish the decision for five days, and to subject the decision to a three day call-in period. These procedures have been invoked to ensure that relief is provided to business in line with Government guidance to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 as soon as possible.
The Cabinet Member:
1. Approved the payment of the various reliefs and grants as requested by government and as set out by the full guidance provided by government departments including the additional categories as referred to in paragraphs 7.4 to 7.5 under the councils discretionary powers;
2. Instructed officers to ensure that the reliefs and payments are processed in accordance with the agreed schemes for the qualifying properties and rebilling takes place at the earliest opportunity and that any further categories as advised by government to be included within the scheme are also processed at the earliest opportunity;
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/04/2020
Decision due: 2 Apr 2020 by Cabinet Member for Finance
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Finance
Lead director: Acting Corporate Director Resources
Relevant internal and external
Consultation is not required but discussions have been held with the Local Taxation section.
Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee