Business Rates reductions and relief

Charities and non profit making organisations

Registered charities and sports clubs

Registered charities using non-domestic properties for the main purpose or objective of the charity can claim 80% relief from the business rates charge if:

  • a registered charity or trustees for a registered charity occupies the property, and
  • the property is used wholly or mainly for charitable purposes.

Discretionary relief

We have discretion to grant relief of up to 100% of the rates on properties occupied by certain non-profit making bodies, or in the case of registered charities that are entitled to 80% mandatory relief, to top up the relief to 100%. Those qualifying for relief is varied, but all are non-profit making.

When making a decision on discretionary relief, we'll look at the contribution that the organisation makes to the area. Full details are available in the Discretionary Rate Relief Policy 2017-2018

Apply for relief

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