Issue details

Implementation of business rates relief measures announced at Spring Budget 2017, including approval of a local discount scheme

Approval of the proposed design of a locally administered Business Rate Relief Scheme, which is intended to provide targeted support to businesses affected by the 2017 business rates revaluation. Each local authority must design and implement their own scheme.

The scheme will result in expenditure of up to £2.9m over 4 years, but will be fully funded by Government. This decision is key as the design of the scheme has a potential financial impact on businesses across the city.

Also formal approval of the two national business rate relief schemes announced by Government: support for small businesses losing Small Business Rate Relief and a £1,000 business rate discount for public houses with a rateable value of up to £100,000.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/04/2017

Decision due: 21 Jun 2017 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of Resources

Department: Resources and Housing

Contact: Mark Amson, Business Rates Manager 0113 378 8290 Email:

Consultation process

Consultation with Major Precepting Authorities is required by Government. Consultation with business representative organisations is also proposed and a consultation document will be provided.


West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority; business representative organisations.

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Resources and Strategy


Agenda items


  • The report to be issued to the decision maker with the agenda for the meeting