“I’m writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act to request information on the distribution of discretionary rates relief (AKA local discretionary relief scheme, NDRR and Revaluation relief Scheme). To clarify, this relates to the council’s share of the £300m fund for transitionary rates relief made available by the government at the Spring Budget 2017, not discretionary relief given out under the The Non-Domestic Rating (Discretionary Relief) Regulations 1989 ‘ as this mainly relates to charities.
I would like to know:
• How much of the council’s allocated discretionary rates relief funding for the year 2017-2018 was distributed
• How much of the council’s allocated discretionary rates relief funding for the year 2017-2018 remained unspent following the April 1 2018 cut-off point
• How many businesses received discretionary rates relief for the year 2017-2018.”
Please note that Devon County Council is not responsible for Business Rates or discretionary rates relief and therefore does not hold the information requested. This service is provided by district and unitary councils in Devon. Please contact them directly using the information on the links provided to obtain this information.