Decision details

Business Rates - Discretionary Rate Relief

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Finance, Strategies, Partnerships

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To review and decide expanded retail discount scheme decisions, in line with the review provisions contained in the Discretionary Rate Relief Policy


That the business hereditament concerned, Store and Premises Newhaven, Risegate Road, Gosberton, Lincs, PE11 4EZ (property reference: 70058571) does not meet the criteria of the Extended Retail Discount scheme and therefore ratepayer Bates Environmental Ltd cannot receive the relief.


Any decision made determines whether or not the individual ratepayer is entitled to support under the Expanded Retail Discount Scheme (100% relief for 2020/21) and, in turn, to the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant. Both of which are central Government schemes designed to support those businesses, that meet the criteria, due to the impact of Covid19.


Reasons for the decision:

Whilst the Expanded Retail Discount scheme is administered as a Discretionary Relief it is fully funded by Central Government and they have provided clear guidance as to the types of business considered to meet the extended schemes qualifying criteria. 


Whilst recognising the business has been affected by the Covid19 unfortunately the hereditament does not meet the criteria to receive the relief.


The Economic Development team will proactively engage with this Ratepayer to direct the business towards the Discretionary Grant Scheme.


Alternative options considered:

That the business does meet the criteria for the Expanded Retail Discount Scheme.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Conflict of Interest: None

Dispensation Granted: None

Contact: Sharon Hammond, Head of Revenues & Benefits Email:

Publication date: 16/09/2020

Date of decision: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 24/09/2020

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