Business rate reliefs

Charities and charity shops

If the property is used wholly or mainly for charitable purposes, or the institution or organisation occupying it is established for charitable purposes only, or is occupied by people administering a trust established for charitable purposes only, you are automatically entitled to an 80% reduction on your bill.

You need to apply to us, however, to make sure you receive it. In the case of charity shops, the property must be wholly or mainly used for the sale of goods donated to a charity and the proceeds of sale of the goods must (after deduction of expenses) be applied for the purposes of a charity.

We also have the legal right to grant discretionary 'top up' relief, or even cancel the bill altogether.

Decisions are made on a case by case basis.

If you think you are eligible, please fill in our online form:

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