Charity rate relief in question with tax devolution

Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans for local authorities to retain all their income from business rates by 2020. This could have an impact both on charity rate relief and on the finances available to local councils.

Civil Society News reports that “sector leaders are urgently seeking clarification” on the relief, which is significant help to many small to medium size charities.

NCVO’s article ‘What Osborne’s business rates devolution means for charities‘ is worth reading for more background.