HC Deb 03 April 1980 vol 982 cc344-5W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has available about the amount of rate relief received by educational charities.

Mr. King

Under section 40 of the General Rate Act 1967 local authorities are obliged to give 50 per cent. rate relief to hereditaments occupied by charities and used for charitable purposes. They also have discretion to give additional rate relief, up to 100 per cent. to charities.