National non-domestic rates (NNDR) discretionary rate relief policy - rate relief for businesses

Fraud

We are committed to the fight against fraud in all its forms. An organisation who tries to fraudulently apply for discretionary rate relief by falsely declaring their circumstances or providing a false statement or evidence in support of their application, may have committed an offence under the Theft Act 1968. Where we suspect that such a fraud may have occurred, the matter will be investigated as appropriate and this may lead to criminal proceedings being instigated.