This 60 second guide is for residents, community groups, parish councillors and clerks who wish to gain a brief overview of the discretionary rate relief as applicable to community buildings such as village halls.


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What is it and who is eligible

Guidelines for the granting of Discretionary Rate Relief


It should be noted that this grant is discretionary and some organisations who are eligible and have benefited from such relief in the past may in the current economic climate find that they are now required to pay full business rates.

Parish Councils and community groups should ensure that they have made adequate financial provision and reserves should the discretionary relief be withdrawn.

This guide is intended to provide a general overview and is not definitive.

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