Issue - meetings
Business Rates 'Retail' Relief
Meeting: 17/06/2014 - Cabinet (Item 15)
As detailed in the recommendation.
The Chief Officer, Community and Enterprise provided Members with details of a new Business Rates Relief scheme, providing a grant of up to £1,000 to ‘retail’ businesses during 2014-15.
Welsh Government (WG) had confirmed that £581,299 of funding was available to Flintshire County Council to award retail grants to approximately 725 businesses. In many cases the awards would be less than £1,000 given that many retail businesses were also entitled to Small Business Rate Relief and already paid less than £1,000.
Full details of the criteria for discretionary rate relief policy for retail relief were detailed in the report.
Cabinet Members commended the report which would support the continuation of town centre trading and said the scheme should be publicised as widely as possible.
That the introduction of the scheme from 1 April 2014 be approved and ‘retail relief’ be awarded of up to £1,000 to qualifying businesses for the financial year 2014-15.
NB – Councillor Brown left the meeting during discussion of this item.