Decision details

NNDR Discretionary and Hardship Relief Applications

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Rating Advisory Panel will consider five hardship and three discretionary rate relief applications and make recommendations


1.        That the Council’s Guidelines for applications for NNDR Discretionary relief policy document is amended as shown at Appendix A to the report to reflect a change of policy and process for NNDR Hardship Relief applications received in relation to the financial year 2020/21.



1.        The current NNDR Hardship arrangements are unworkable due to the increase in the number of applications arising from the pandemic.

2.        The recommended policy / process will allow the Council to meet its statutory requirements to consider (“apply its mind”) requests for NNDR Hardship relief.

3.        The process will ensure that each applicant has sought advice from the Council’s Business and Enterprise team and also exhausted all options to mitigate losses in business income / reduce business cost, which in turn should ensure that the Council utilises its limited funds to support the most appropriate businesses.


Publication date: 25/09/2020

Date of decision: 25/09/2020

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