Decision details

Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) - Revised

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council has been allocated £5,303,160 to reduce business rates bills to businesses that have been affected by the pandemic but have not been eligible for business grants or reliefs. Delegated approval was given to the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive as part of the budget strategy report FIN/537 to Cabinet on 24 November 2021. Final guidance was given on 15th December 2021. A joint scheme has been written with Arun, Chichester and Mid Sussex Councils. However the scheme had very little take up.  Therefore a revised scheme directly allocating relief to eligible businesses has been agreed across most West Sussex billing councils.  This will ensure that the full £5.3m is allocated and reduces bills for businesses across Crawley.



Approve the Council’s Covid-19 revised Additional Relief Fund Discretionary Relief Guidelines and give delegated authority to designated senior officers to make relief awards within these guidelines.

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 27/07/2022

Date of decision: 27/07/2022

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