Decision details

Discretionary Business Rates Reliefs and Council Tax Energy Rebate

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the recommendations

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    The Business Rates Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief Scheme and the  Extension of Transitional Relief and Supporting Small Business Relief Scheme for 2022/23 as detailed in appendix 2 be approved;

2.    The COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) Scheme as detailed in appendix 3 be approved;

3.    The Executive Director Finance and Assets be authorised, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets, to determine levels of relief for the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) scheme;

4.    The Head of Revenues and Benefits be authorised, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets, to implement any changes to the reliefs detailed in appendix 2 and 3 as required by Government or to ensure the successful operation of the schemes;

5.    Decisions relating to the application of these reliefs be delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits and officers in the Business Rates team due to the volume of cases. In the case of a dispute, reconsideration is to be made by the Executive Director Finance and Assets;

6.    The Executive Director Finance and Assets be authorised, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets, to determine a Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme.

Contact: Jayne Gilpin, Head of Revenues and Benefits Email: Jayne.Gilpin@cheltenham.gov.uk Email: jayne.gilpin@cheltenham.gov.uk.

Report author: Jayne Gilpin

Publication date: 07/04/2022

Date of decision: 05/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 05/04/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/04/2022

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