Decision details

Norfolk Business Rates 100% Retention Pilot 2018-19

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This paper proposes that Breckland Council takes forward an application for Business Rates Pilot status in conjunction with other Norfolk Districts and Norfolk County Council

Decision:

RESOLVED  that:

 

1)    Breckland agrees to be a partner in the Norfolk Business Rate Pilot bid  for 2018-19;

 

2)    if the pilot bid is unsuccessful to agree that Great Yarmouth Borough Council becomes a full partner in the 2018-19 Business Rates Pool; and

 

3)    delegated authority be given to the Section 151 Officer in consultation with the Executive Member for Finance to finalise the pilot bid application, subject to a positive business case, whilst working in partnership with the other Norfolk authorities.

Reasons for the decision:

To agree that Breckland is included in the Norfolk authorities to put forward a 100% business rates retention pilot bid.

Alternative options considered:

·         That Breckland agreed to be a partner in the Norfolk Business Rate Pilot for 2018-19 and if the pilot bid is unsuccessful to agree that Great Yarmouth Borough Council becomes a full partner in the 2018-19 Business Rates Pool and the delegated authority be given to the Section 151 Officer in consultation with the Executive Member for Finance to finalise the pilot application, subject to a positive business case, whilst working in partnership with the other Norfolk authorities.

 

·         Do not agree to be a partner in the business rates pilot and agree that great Yarmouth Borough Council becomes a full partner in the 2018-19 Business Rates Pool.

 

·         Do not agree to be a partner in the business rates pilot and do not agree that Great Yarmouth Borough Council becomes a full partner in the 2018-19 Business Rates Pool.

Report author: Alison Chubbock

Publication date: 17/10/2017

Date of decision: 17/10/2017

Decided at meeting: 17/10/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/10/2017

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