Discretionary Rate Relief

Reference Number: 0730
Department: People
Date Added: 03 May 2017
Last Updated: 03 May 2017

Contact Officer Details

Name: Anthony Sandys
Email: Anthony.Sandys@darlington.gov.uk
Telephone: 01325 406926

Lead Scrutiny Committee and Chair:

Committee: Efficiency and resources scrutiny committee
Scrutiny Chair: Councillor Ian Haszeldine
Email: Ian.Haszeldine@darlington.gov.uk
Lead Officer: Elizabeth Davison
Lead Officer Email: Elizabeth.Davison@darlington.gov.uk

Relevant Cabinet Members

Name Email Portfolio
Stephen Harker stephen.harker@darlington.gov.uk Deputy Leader of the Council and Efficiency and Resources Portfolio
Chris McEwan chris.mcewan@darlington.gov.uk Economy and Regeneration Portfolio

Description of Decision to be Taken:

To approve the Business Rates Discretionary Relief Scheme for 2017 to 2021.

Action: Approval
Date to be considered by Cabinet: 10 October 2017
Date to be considered by Council:
Deferred: Yes
Deferral History: Deferred from May Cabinet to away further guidance.

Reason for late inclusion:

The funding for Discretionary Rate Relief was only announced in March 2017 and we have been waiting for further guidance from the Department for Communities and Local Government. A decision is required as soon as possible to ensure relief can be granted to eligible businesses.

Added to the plan in accordance with:

General Exception Rule: No

Other Details

Affected Wards: All wards are affected, but in particular those in the Town Centre and those with higher numbers of non-domestic properties.
Documents to be submitted: Report and Policy.
Proposed Consultees: Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service and the Tees Valley Combined Authority.
Consultation Method: E-mail