HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 c207W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what special arrangement he proposes to make in respect of community centres and similar buildings with regard to the community charge.

Mr. Howard

Community centres, like other non-domestic properties, will be subject to the uniform national non-domestic rate. Those which are run by charitable trustees will, however, benefit from 50 per cent. mandatory rate relief; and almost all, apart from those run directly by local authorities, will be eligible for up to 100 per cent. relief at the discretion of the borough or district council.