Issue - meetings

NNDR Discretionary relief

Meeting: 16/05/2019 - Council (Item 67)

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Report of the Executive Member for Finance and Christine Marshall, Executive Director for Commercialisation & S151 Officer.    

Minutes:

Alison Chubbock, the Chief Accountant to the Council, presented the report.  The report proposed an addition to Breckland’s existing guidance on NNDR rate relief to cover the Local Discretionary Rate Relief (LDRR).

 

RESOLVED that the proposed policy and guidelines to determine applications for LDRR, and the determination process, be adopted with immediate effect.


Meeting: 19/03/2019 - Cabinet (Item 25)

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Report of Councillor Phil Cowen the Executive Member for Finance and Delivery

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Finance and Delivery informed Members that the report proposed an addition to Breckland’s existing guidance on National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) to cover Local Discretionary Rate Relief (LDRR).  He went on to say that the document complemented Breckland’s Investment Strategy and would allow rate relief for anywhere within the district rather than being in a specific employment zone.

 

Reasons for Recommendation

Adopting a policy which allowed Breckland to award LDRR would allow the Council to maximise opportunities to secure new business investment within the district.  In addition, the proposed policy supported the ambitions of the Invest in Breckland strategy.

 

Options

1)     That full Council adopts the proposed policy and guidelines to determine applications for LDRR and the determination process, with immediate effect.

2)     Do not adopt and LDRR policy.

3)     That full Council makes changes to the proposed policy and guidelines to determine applications for LDRR and the determination process, and then adopts with immediate effect.

 

It was RESOLVED to RECOMMEND to FULL COUNCIL: that Council adopts the proposed policy and guidelines to determine applications for Local Discretionary Rate Relief (LDRR) and the determination process, with immediate effect.