Registered charities or non profit organisations
Charities and community amateur sports clubs are entitled to 80% rate relief on non-domestic property, which is wholly or mainly occupied for the purposes of the charity or club. The Council also has the discretion to remit all or part of the remaining 20% of a charity's bill. This discretionary power also allows the Council to remit all or part of any rate bill for property occupied by certain bodies not established or conducted for profit.
Village shops / rural rate relief
Certain types of business, such as the sole general store or Post Office in rural villages with a population below 3,000, may qualify for 50% rate relief. The Council also has the discretion to remit all or part of the remaining 50% of the rate bill in certain circumstances. This discretionary power also allows the Council to remit all or part of any rate bill for certain other rural businesses with a rateable value of less than £16,500.
If you would like to apply for either of these types of relief, please contact us for more information.