The Council is committed to encouraging business growth, the creation of new employment opportunities and the attraction of new businesses to the District. In addition, it wants to support the town centres of Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley by encouraging the reoccupation of vacant premises by new or expanding businesses. In order to support these objectives the Council has developed and adopted a Discretionary Rate Relief Policy in accordance with the Localism Act 2011. Subject, to approval by the Council and the satisfaction of State Aid Rules, Discretionary Rate Relief may be available provided that applicants can demonstrate benefit to Council Tax payers of the area. There are three components to the Policy as set out below.
The Policy along with associated documents are currently undergoing an update.
Discretionary Rate Relief to Support Local Charities, Community Groups
Discretionary Rate Relief to Support Local Charities, Community Groups as well as amateur sports clubs, not for profit organisations and certain rural businesses. Previously, groups such as these have been supported by the Council using Section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and support is often a 'top-up' to Mandatory Relief.
For more information please visit the business rates section.
Last Updated: 07/01/2021