Issue details

Discretionary Rate Relief


The Local Government Finance Act 1988 provides local authorities with discretionary powers to grant relief from non-domestic rates on property occupied by charities and other non-profit making organisations. The current guidelines for rate relief were last reviewed by Cabinet on 12 March 2013 and it is considered good practice to review these guidelines every three years. Cabinet will consider a report which will consider the existing guidelines together with recommendations to take effect from April 2017.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Decision made

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/02/2016

Decision due: 8 Mar 2016 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Rupert Turpin

Lead director: Phil Watts

Contact: Jon Poulson, Revenues and Benefits Contract Manager Email: Tel: 01634 333700.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Business Support

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