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Business rates for charities

The pitfalls and how to avoid them

Location: London
Start Date:

17/10/2019 14:30

End Date:

17/10/2019 17:30

Industries: Non Profits
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Business rates relief for charities totalled £2.2 billion in 2018/19, compared to £1.3 billion for Gift Aid. This relief is increasingly coming under attack from cash-strapped Local Authorities, who are trying to either remove reliefs altogether or reduce them by splitting assessments to strip out commercial areas. The legal position is complex and changing. It is important to understand and plan around the rating system to minimise liability for this property tax.

What we will cover

  • The basics of business rates.
  • Charitable reliefs, other reliefs and when they apply.
  • Who pays – when are trading subsidiaries liable?
  • What changes are we expecting?


Pesh Framjee, Global Head of Non Profits at Crowe, will chair the seminar. He will be joined by a number of industry experts who will provide insight into the subject.

Who should attend?

All charities occupying property in England and Wales; especially those with trading subsidiaries.


There is no cost to attend this event.

Register now

In association with

Lambert Smith Hampton



For further information, please contact Tim Robinson.