Mandatory Rate Relief

Certain types of organisations qualify for mandatory rate relief. These include: Charities; Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC's) and Businesses in Rural Areas.

To apply for relief please click 'apply for this service' below. We prefer to receive online applications, however downloadable versions of our online forms are available under documents.

Under Section 43 of the LGFA 1988, where the occupiers of a non domestic property are a charity or trustees for a charity (whether registered with the Charity Commission or exempt from registration), they are entitled to 80% mandatory relief.
Under Section 43 of the LGFA 1988, amended by Schedule 1 of the Local Government and Rating Act 1997, the Non Domestic Rating (Public Houses and Petrol Filling Stations) (England) Order 2001 and the Rating (Former Agricultural Premises and Rural Shops) Act 2001; where a non domestic property is within a settlement identified within the Council's rural settlement list, that organisation is entitled to 100% mandatory relief.