Discretionary business rates relief review

On 23 February 2023, in consideration of the challenging financial circumstances that we face, the Council committed to review the discretionary business rates relief that we currently provide to a variety of charitable and other organisations. 

Discretionary relief provided by us is in addition to mandatory relief allowed by government under statute which is not expected to change.

The review may result in organisations that receive discretionary relief remaining unchanged, reduced or withdrawn with effect from 1 April 2024. 

A decision on the future of discretionary relief is expected in February 2024

For now, organisations that receive discretionary relief do not need to take any action. They will be consulted as part of the review and will be contacted by letter when the review commences. 

More information will be published on the webpage as and when it is available. 

In the meantime, please do not contact the Business Rates Team.