Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Board received a report from the Operational Director – Finance, which presented three applications for discretionary non-domestic rate relief, under Section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, for consideration.
It was noted that under the amended provisions of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, the Council was able to grant discretionary rate relief to any business ratepayer. This relief had previously only been available to organisations that were a registered charity, a community amateur sports club or a not for profit organisation.
The report outlined details of the applications from Feeding Britain, Halton Citizens Advice Bureau and Power in Partnership, in relation to their respective addresses. Appended to the report was the potential annual cost to the Council of granting the discretionary rate relief.
1) the application for discretionary rate relief for Feeding Britain, in relation to 21 Queens Avenue, Widnes, WA8 8HR, be approved at 15%;
2) the application for discretionary rate relief for Halton Citizens Advice Bureau, in relation to units 1-2 Runcorn Shopping Centre, Runcorn, WA7 2BS, be approved at 15%; and
3) the application for discretionary rate relief for Power in Partnership, in relation to 5 Queens Avenue, Widnes, WA8 8HR and 108a Royal Avenue, Widnes, WA8 8HN, be approved at 90%.
Report author: Angela Roden
Publication date: 21/06/2022
Date of decision: 16/06/2022
Decided at meeting: 16/06/2022 - Executive Board