Decision details

Discretionary Rate Relief

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Innovation and Property

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Report of Director of Finance and Transformation)


The report gave details of an application for hardship relief from Attachments Fostering Ltd in respect of their previous premises at The Cedars, Holborough Road, Snodland.  Consideration was given to the circumstances leading to the application, including a timeline of events and financial information which was exempt under Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and set out in the private part of the agenda.


It was considered appropriate to award hardship relief for the period between January 2015 and March 2017 following which the Valuation Office Agency had reviewed and reduced the property’s rateable value by a third.


Following consideration by the Finance, Innovation and Property Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Finance, Innovation and Property resolved that:


An award of hardship relief be approved on the basis of a rebate of one third of the charge for the period January 2015 to March 2017 with a flexible arrangement for repaying the balance of the outstanding debt.

Publication date: 20/09/2019

Date of decision: 18/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 18/09/2019 - Finance, Innovation and Property Advisory Board

Effective from: 28/09/2019

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