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Mandatory and Discretionary Rate Relief


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Mandatory Relief (80%)

If you are in occupation of a premises which is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes and, if you are a Registered Charity or are registered with the Inland Revenue as a Community Amateur Sport Club (C.A.S.C), you can apply for 80% Mandatory Rate Relief.  Charities registered with the Charity Commission under Section 3 of the Charities Act, 1983, including those excepted from such registration, may also qualify.  Mandatory Relief may be granted upon confirmation of either your Registered Charity or C.A.S.C. number or in the case of excepted cases, written confirmation together with documentation from HMRC.   Please address any enquiries via email to: nndr.enquiries@conwy.gov.uk or telephone (01492) 576609.

20% Top-Up Discretionary Relief  / 100% Discretionary Relief

In cases where Mandatory Relief is applicable,  a top-up Discretionary Relief of 20% may be applied for.  In cases where Mandatory Relief is not applicable, Discretionary Relief of up to 100% may be applied for. An application form must always be completed in order to apply for Discretionary Relief.

Please note that Sporting and Social Organisations must complete both the Charitable and Discretionary Rate Relief Application Form and also the Application Form for Sporting and Social Clubs. Please complete and return to:  nndr.enquiries@conwy.gov.uk

If you are unable to deal with this electronically, please return the form, together with your supporting documentation in the post to:

Business Rate Section
PO Box 1
Conwy
LL30 9GN 

Applications which are made online and for which supporting documentation can be viewed online, do not have to supply hard copies of documentation.

Mandatory and Discretionary Relief 3-yearly Review

Please note that all organisations benefitting from Mandatory or Discretionary Relief will be required to complete new applications every three years.  Failure to do so will result in Discretionary Relief ceasing on their accounts as at 01.04.2020.

You must inform Conwy County Borough Council’s Business Rate Section if you are in receipt of either Mandatory or Discretionary Rate Relief and your circumstances change.  Please note that this Authority must also give you 12 months notification of any change to relief which has already been granted.

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