Freedom of information response

Discretionary (Revaluation) Busines Rates Relief Scheme

Publication date: 
Monday 21 October 2019

1. Please could you confirm if your council used 1st April 2019 as the cut-off point for creating / distributing the 2018/2019  allocation of funds under the 2017 Discretionary (REVALUATION) Business Rates Relief Scheme?   

2. If you did please can you confirm  the amounts you were able to allocate to small businesses in your area and how much, if any, remained unspent?

3. If you are using 30th September 2019 as the deadline, please confirm.

4. And also then clarify how much you have allocated (and how much remains unspent) as at today's date.  It would be appreciated if you could  clearly state which date your figures relate to.


1. We did not use the 1 April 2019. Funds were distributed at the start of the scheme for the 4 year period.

2. Funds were distributed at the start of the scheme

3. We are not.

4. As at 31 August we have allocated £588,480 and have £43,520 remaining unspent. 

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