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Schools: Non-domestic Rates

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 216113, tabled on 4 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) independent schools and (b) free schools are eligible for business rate relief, and whether his Department has plans to review that status.

Answered on

7 February 2019

Schools may benefit from charitable rate relief from business rates if the billing authority considers that they satisfy the requirements and are used wholly or mainly for charitable purposes. The Government has no plans to review eligibility.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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