Potential impact of business rate review

The government released a discussion paper on reform of the business rates system shortly before the Budget. As Charity Finance Group says, although charitable business rate relief is not the main focus of the discussion paper, reform of business rates could have a significant impact on the sector.

CFG has released a policy briefing for charities on business rate relief – see their press release for background and document link (to pdf, 591KB). This includes a link to a survey for charities to feed in current issues facing them, to inform a joint response.

NCVO has also got an article on what the review is about and how it might impact the sector, ‘Sharp Relief – What the Business Rates Review means for the sector‘.