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John Mulkerrin commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"Hi Iain The outcome of the 2015 review is the issue is very complex and challenging, and the experiences of CICs individually can be night and day. Some CICs are being treated very harshly, some are not even being given a fair hearing and some are…"
Jun 19, 2016
Iain Drew-Taylor commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"So, many of the post here are historical...). can anyone update me on the present situation. what was the outcome of the business rates review of 2015. Have your various trials and tribulations been fruitful with the local authority or are we just…"
Jun 17, 2016
John Thirsk commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"Still battling, have we charitable status as we are a not for profit social enterprise, working in a very basic facility, no water just a roof over a large enclosed area. But now faced with a business Rate bill of £4000 at the final demand…"
Mar 15, 2015
Ciaran Rose commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"Further details after speaking withJohn down below who gave us some very helpful advice. After speaking again to SDC (sevenoaks district council), they were polite and just realed off the information. No discussion it set in concrete. Currently it…"
Sep 3, 2013
John Mulkerrin commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"To simplify this for those CICs with one site and rateable value of £6k or less - you can get 100% relief  from 1st Oct 2010 to March 2014. (In the example below it states March 2013, but Govt have extended it for another year)"
Sep 3, 2013
Dawn Birch-James commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"I've only just joined the forum and am a novice in the ways of CICs. But I think this is a case of whoever happens to be on a cabinet at any said time and whether they link into what you are doing and where they see their priorities. This…"
Jul 19, 2012
Alison Sargent commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"Many thanks for all your comments and suggestions. We have actually just received confirmation this week that Light of Hope CIC has now been granted full 100% rate relief from Trafford MBC after a long drawn out appeal process. A specific councillor…"
Jul 26, 2010
Jayne Bellis commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"I have found as a CIC we are a bit of a hybrid animal - some see us clearly as third sector, others won't have us through the door unless we have a full board of trustees and charitable status! For example we have been accepted as tenants in…"
Jul 25, 2010
Debbie La-Haye commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"We get 100% rate relief (Aylesbury Vale). I can't really give any advice because we just asked and got it. One of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of my CIC life so far!"
Jun 22, 2010
Adrian Ashton commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"unless you have charitable status, any rate relief will always be at the discretion of the local authority, and any business - CIC or not, social enterprise or not, is entitled to apply for it, you just have to make a really good case, and have a…"
Feb 23, 2010
John Mulkerrin commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"Hi Alison What reasons did Trafford council give for refusal? have they taken into account the job creation value/ community benefits of having your company in their borough? Have you already committed to the lease etc? The general evidence is…"
Feb 22, 2010
Jeff Mowatt commented on Alison Sargent's blog post Rate relief difficulties for a CIC
"My sympathies Alison. One of the enduring problems I have operating a social enterprise are those in local government who spout the rhetoric of supporting SE and then opt out of paying invoices. I hadn't even considered asking my own council…"
Feb 22, 2010
Alison Sargent posted a blog post

Rate relief difficulties for a CIC

As a Trustee for the Light of Hope CIC (www.lightofhope.co.uk) I would like to ask if any other CIC has been given rate relief from their local council? We have just been refused both mandatory and discretionary relief from Trafford council, and yet our premises in Hebden Bridge has always received 100% rate relief from Calderdale.Has anyone any advice/strategies for overcoming this problem please? All help gratefully received!See More
Feb 21, 2010
Alison Sargent is now a member of CIC Association
Feb 20, 2010

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What is your postcode?
M33 7NT
Name of organisation (if any) you are associated with?
Light of Hope CIC
Is that organisation a CIC?
Yes
If you have a website, what is your web address?
http://www.lightofhope.co.uk
Are you interested in representing a CIC at the CIC Association AGM?
No
Are you interested in working in partnership with the CIC Association?
No

Alison Sargent's Blog

Rate relief difficulties for a CIC

As a Trustee for the Light of Hope CIC (www.lightofhope.co.uk) I would like to ask if any other CIC has been given rate relief from their local council? We have just been refused both mandatory and discretionary relief from Trafford council, and yet our premises in Hebden Bridge has always received 100% rate relief from Calderdale.

Has anyone any advice/strategies for overcoming this problem please? All help gratefully received!

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