OSCR briefing on Scottish water charge exemption

Scottish charity regulator OSCR has produced a briefing note setting out the answers to some common questions about the Water Charges and Sewerage Exemption scheme.

The scheme, introduced last year by the Scottish Government, is to assist charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs with the payment of water and sewerage charges. Organisations now need to reapply every year via their water company to continue to benefit.

Civil Society News points out that for organisations yet to obtain charitable status the exemption scheme can be back-dated to 1st April 2016 as long as they have registered by 31st March 2017.

See OSCR news item for links to the 3 page pdf briefing (174KB) and for the scheme info from the Scottish Government.

VoluntaryNews last covered the water charge exemption back in April.