Decision details

Amended to Retail Discount Policy in response to Coronavirus Government Guidance

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To amend the current policy for retail discount as approved by Cabinet in March 2019.
The scheme has been revised in response to government guidance issued on 25 March 2020.
The local scheme adopted in this policy directly reflects this.

Reasons for the decision:

Section 47 of the Local Government and Finance Act 1988 provides local authorities to use their discretionary powers to provide grant relief.
A local scheme is therefore required to do so.
This would normally be a decision taken by Council. In the current coronavirus epidemic, there are no Council meetings planned. As this is change, to give financial assistance to businesses suffering from the results of the virus lockdown.

Alternative options considered:

None. This policy has to be approved to be able to apply the government’s guidance in response to CV-19 Expanded Retail Discount

Publication date: 21/11/2022

Date of decision: 31/03/2020

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