Issue details

Deferral of rental income for specific organisations occupying Council commercial premises

Decision to defer the payment of rental income in respect of community groups, small businesses and the catering franchises that operate from the Council’s arts centre venues as per the attached report.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant 2 wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/03/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The decision has been taken under urgency provisions because the Council has closed its arts centres as part of its response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Rental income is due from the small to medium enterprises and communal groups who use the facilities on 1 April 2020. The time by which payment is due means that it was not possible to give 28 days prior notification of the decision. As this has been taken as an urgent decision, call-in provisions do not apply.

Decision due: 25 March 2020 by The Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Transformation

Lead member: The Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Transformation

Contact: Richard Wyles, Interim Director of Finance, Section 151 Officer Email: Tel: 01476 40 63 75.


As this decision has been made under special urgency provisions, the Chairman of the Finance, Economic Development and Corporate Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee has been consulted, together with the Chairman of the Council, who has confirmed that she is happy that there should be no call-in period attached to this decision.