Issue details

Retail rate relief

Central government announced in the Budget, a new two year Business Rate relief scheme for retail properties that have a rateable value of below £51,000. Under the scheme, eligible ratepayers will receive a one third reduction in their 2019/20 rate bill. The Government expects local authorities to have in place arrangements to administer and award reliefs for the new financial year.  As granting the reliefs falls under the Council’s Discretionary powers it is necessary to have a local policy for each of the reliefs.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/12/2018

Decision due: 11 Feb 2019 by Lewes District Council Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Bill Giles, Cabinet Member for Finance bill.giles@lewes.gov.uk

Lead director: Director of Service Delivery

Department: Service Delivery

Contact: Nick Ducatel, Functional Lead (Growth and Prosperity) Email: nick.ducatel@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk Tel: (01323) 415914.

Consultation process

With local ratepayers

Making Representations: None

Decisions

Agenda items

Documents

  • Report