Discretionary Rate Relief
In certain circumstances the Council has the discretion to award
rate relief to reduce a ratepayer’s non-domestic rates bill.
The Council has agreed a policy that sets out how it will use this
power with the intention of making awards fairly, consistently and
transparently, given the resources available to the Council and the
interests of local taxpayers.
It is good practice to review the policy from time to time and it
is proposed to make minor changes to the policy with effect from 1
April 2017. The Council wishes to hear the views of
ratepayers and residents regarding the proposed policy so that they
can be considered by the Executive when it makes a final decision
about the policy.
You can view the consultation
draft policy here
You can view the
Executive decision here
This consultation has now
A report on the consultation will be taken to the Council's
Executive at it's meeting of 8 February 2017.
A paper was taken to the Council’s
Executive on 13th March 2013 which can be