Decision details

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 review provisions contained in the Discretionary Rate Relief Policy


That the business hereditament concerned, 44 Dog Drove North, Holbeach Drove, Spalding, Lincs, PE12 0SA (property reference: 70528141) does not meet the criteria of the Extended Retail Discount scheme and therefore ratepayer P & SM Johnson Limited 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) which central Government schemes designed to support those businesses, that meet the criteria, due to the impact of Covid19.


This may also determine whether the business should have been entitled to receive a grant under the Retail Hospitality & Leisure Grant scheme funded by central Government. This scheme closed on 30 September 2020.


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.


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: 12/11/2020

Date of decision: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

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