(1) the discretionary “Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) Scheme” for business rate payers who met the proposed eligibility criteria attached at Appendix 1 to the officer report, be agreed for the year 2021/22; and
(2) the Director of Finance, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Human Resources, may exercise discretion under Section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, (as amended) (hereinafter “LGFA”), in order to operate the approved scheme and determine the percentage level of support once modelling was carried out.
Reason for Decision: To ensure Harrow Council’s eligible business ratepayers received the maximum amount of centrally funded relief that could be claimed and to ensure the Council supported the local economy.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: As set out in the report.
Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted: None.