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Discretionary Rate Relief for Non Profit Making Organisations

Meeting: 22/07/2010 - Cabinet (Item 97)

Discretionary Rate Relief for Non Profit Making Organisations


The Director of Finance reported upon an application for discretionary rate relief received from Eight4Sport, a registered Community Interest Company, which did not fully meet the approved criteria for relief to certain non-profit making voluntary or sporting organisations, and was therefore referred to Cabinet for consideration.


Resolved: That


(1)  (a)  the application for relief be declined, it being noted that the application site is on land designated for employment purposes;


(b)  the decision be without prejudice to any review of the Discretionary Rate relief process and that the decision be reviewed on conclusion of that review;


(2)  the Discretionary Rate Relief policy be reviewed in order that any changes can take effect from 1 April 2012; and


(3)  until the review is concluded, future applications from CICs or social welfare companies be submitted to Cabinet for consideration on a case by case basis.