3. Equality impact considerations
9.1 When applying the content of this policy to determine a discretionary rate relief application, the decisions will be based solely on the criteria in this policy and will not discriminate against or in favour of any particular group or groups.
9.2 Consideration will be given to any impact on equality and diversity issues in the community of the business / organisation applying for rate relief.
9.3 As each case will be considered on an individual basis the equality impact of this policy has been assessed as neutral.