The Executive Meeting considered the criteria for Discretionary Rate Relief of Business Rates and agreed that:-
a) the criteria for 20% Discretionary ‘Top Up’ Rate Relief, for Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC), as detailed at Appendix 1 of the report, be adopted for the financial year 2012/13;
b) the criteria for 50% Discretionary Rate Relief (DRR) for Non-Profit Making Organisations that were neither CASC nor Registered Charities, as detailed at Appendix 2 of the report be adopted for the financial year 2012/13;
c) the consultation exercise with stakeholders which commenced in January 2012 should continue in order to identify possible new criteria for 20% ‘Top Up’ DDR for Registered Charities, with proposed criteria being presented for approval in January 2013 with a view to them being adopted for the financial year 2013/14; and
d) village shops (as defined in regulations) continue to receive 30% DRR for the financial year 2012/13.