Business Rates Relief Scheme

Request:

“I would like to submit an FOI request regarding the Business Rates Relief Scheme announced in the March 2017 Budget, which allocates £300 million to local authorities over four years from 2017-18.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/discretionary-business-rates-relief-scheme

Regarding the Scheme, I would like to know:

  1. whether your council has already begun distributing to local businesses the funding made available for 2017-18 as part of the Relief Scheme?  
  2. If the answer to (a) is yes, how much (in £s) has already been allocated to local businesses?

 

Response:

Please note that Devon County Council is not responsible for Business Rates and therefore does not hold the information requested.  This function is provided by District and Unitary councils in Devon.  Please contact them directly using the information on the links provided to obtain this information.