Charities and Business rates relief


Charity Financial Group policy briefing

A useful review of charities and business rate relief from the Charity Financial Group

At present charities occupying commercial property are entitled to relief on business rates, provided it is used wholly or mainly for charitable purposes. In the past few years this tax relief has come under the spot light. A range of factors including the recession, funding pressure for charities and reform of the business rate system have drawn attention to charitable business rate relief.

This briefing is intended to strengthen understanding of the business rates landscape by providing an overview of recent developments, analysing the issues surrounding business rate relief and assessing what the implications may be.