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DISTRICT AUDIT BACKS DONCASTER OVER RATE RELIEF

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Doncaster MBC has been told that the district auditor will not challenge its granting of rate relief to the Doncast...
Doncaster MBC has been told that the district auditor will not challenge its granting of rate relief to the Doncaster Dome.

The decision has come in a letter to chief executive David Marlow.

In it district audit's audit manager Colin Earl said that the district audit does 'not propose to challenge the authority's decision to award non domestic rate relief to the Dome and we state that reservations relating to the relief can now be discounted.'

The council first granted non domestic rate relief of£0.5m to the Dome in 1990 and has annually confirmed this decision. The total amount of rate relief granted to date is£5.5m. The final decision on the granting of rate relief is a matter for the DTLR.

The decision has been welcomed by Mr Marlow, who said: 'This is good news for all associated with the Dome, both service providers and its many loyal customers alike.

'The district auditor's decision has supported the council's view that the role of the Dome is much more than a leisure centre but as a community asset with a charitable purpose. We will now wait to hear further on the matter from the DTLR.'

A new board of trustees is currently being recruited in a new management structure for the Dome and will apply for charitable status to the Charities Commission in the near future.

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