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Discretionary Rate Relief Policy

Councils have the power to grant discretionary rate relief to organisations that meet certain criteria. Any relief granted is used to reduce the amount the organisation is required to pay in business rates.   The provisions are set out in Section 47 and 49 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988. Councils have discretion to grant rate relief from all or part of the amount of non-domestic rates payable and the level of relief determined by an authority may be varied by a further determination.  The policy has been updated and this report highlights the key changes and proposals. 

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/11/2021

Decision due: December 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Leader of the Council

Lead director: Director - Corporate Services

Contact: Jo Robinson, Corporate Debt & Business Rates Senior Specialist Email: jo.robinson@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk.

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