Issue details

Retail Rate Relief 2019/20 and 2020/21



This report will set out the Council’s proposed Business Rates Retail Relief Policy 2019/20 and 2020/21.


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.


It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make a key decision. On this occasion it has not been practicable to provide 28 clear days’ notice and therefore Section 10 (General Exception) of the above regulations have been complied with. . It was not possible to include this report on the Forward Plan with 28 days’ notice because the Government’s detailed guidance of the scheme was not received until late December 2018 and the impact of the guidance requirements had not been fully evaluated by that point.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/01/2019

Decision due: 5 Feb 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Rupert Turpin, Portfolio Holder for Business Management

Lead director: Phil Watts

Department: Business Support Department

Contact: Patrick Knight, Head of Revenues and Benefits Email: Tel: 01634 333730.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Business Support

Agenda items