FOI request (FOIR-160361424)
Requested Tue 03 December 2019
Responded Wed 11 December 2019
I am making the following request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The Government announced in the Budget on 29 October 2018 that it will provide a business rates retail discount scheme for occupied retail properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000 in each of the years 2019-20 and 2020-21. Guidance on eligible hereditaments was issued by MHCLG in November 2018.
(1) how many hereditaments in your authority which are not already receiving 100% small business rates relief have thus far been granted relief under this retail discount scheme in relation to the 2019/20 rate year.
(2) The aggregate amount of this relief which the authority expects to grant to ratepayers not in receipt of 100% small business rates relief for the entire 2019/20 rate year.
Q1 - Hastings Borough Council have granted relief at 230 hereditaments to date.
Q2 - We expect to award £475,000 in 2019/20
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