Decision details

Norfolk Business Rates Pool and Pilot

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report proposes that Breckland Council takes forward an application for Business Rates Pilot status in conjunction with all the other Norfolk Districts and Norfolk County Council and describes the Pooling arrangements if the Pilot is unsuccessful.

Decision:

1)     That Breckland agreed to be a partner in the Norfolk Business Rates Pilot Bid for 2019-20.

 

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

Reasons for the decision:

That Breckland is included in any Norfolk authorities pilot bid put forward.

Alternative options considered:

1)     That Breckland agrees to be a partner in the Norfolk Business Rates Pilot Bid for 2019-20 and that delegated authority be given to the Section 151 Officer in consultation with the Executive Member for Finance to finalise the bid application, subject to a positive business case, whilst working in partnership with the other Norfolk Authorities.

 

2)     That Breckland does not agree to be a partner in the Norfolk Business Rates Pilot Bid for 2019-20 (understanding that all other Norfolk authorities may agree or disagree to be a partner themselves).

 

 

 

Report author: Alison Chubbock

Publication date: 05/09/2018

Date of decision: 04/09/2018

Decided at meeting: 04/09/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/09/2018

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