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

Objectives

The purpose of this policy is to specify how we will operate its discretionary powers under the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and to indicate the factors it will consider when deciding if relief can be awarded.

The policy is intended to provide a simple transparent process that aligns awards of discretionary rate relief with our corporate priorities.

Each case will be treated strictly on its merits and all businesses will be treated fairly and equally when the scheme is administered.