Scottish water charge exemption update

Many of Scotland’s village halls, community buildings and sports clubs have been exempt from water charges, but as of this April the Water Charges and Sewerage Exemption scheme will require charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs to apply for an exemption every year.

SCVO has a useful article for any organisation unsure of their status, although those registered as exempt should have received information from their licensed provider explaining the changes.

To be exempt in 2016/17 you need to have applied to your water provider by 31 March 2016. If you did not, your organisation is liable to pay charges from 1 April 2016. Organisations obtaining charitable or CASC status during the year will be eligible for exemption from the date upon which that status is granted.

Further reading: VoluntaryNews article from February 2016.