Business Rates

News - 30/08/2019

LSH to speak at business rates for charities event

The seminar will discuss the pitfalls in respect of business rates for those in the not-for-profit sector and provide practical advice on how to avoid them

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Location: London

Start Date: 17/10/2019 14:30

End Date: 17/10/2019 17:30

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 will be covered

  • 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.

  • Colin Hunter - Director of Business Rates, Lambert Smith Hampton

  • Jenny Wigley - Barrister, Landmark Chambers

  • Roger Cohen - Partner, BCLP Law


Who should attend?

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



There is no cost to attend this event.



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