Freedom of information response

Business Rates & Grants

Publication date: 
Friday 1 November 2019
Request: 

1. The full details of any selective assistance grants or any other development grants paid and/ or approved to the private company Amazon in relation to the siting of its commercial premises in the borough.

2. If the grant is connected to a grant on any Government grants register or other government database, please provide the name of the grant, grant identifier, title information and description of the grant, and amount that the council has given to Amazon from that grant application.

3. The details of any rate relief or any other financial assistance given to Amazon in relation to its commercial sites.

4. Copies of any contracts (including any indexes, appendices or supplements) between the council / government and Amazon.

5. Copies of any other documents held by the council, relating to the above or to any other commercial transactions between Amazon and the council.

Response: 

1. None

2. N/A

3. Locker Adj Kiosk At Grays Town Centre, Grays, RM17 6QF - the customer receives transitional relief. Amazon L C Y2 Unit 2, London Distribution Park, Windrush Road, Tilbury RM18 7QAN - they are not in receipt of any rate relief.

4. None

5. None

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Request reference:
FOI 9368