Business rates

Discretionary Rate Relief for charities and non-profit-organisations

Discretionary Rate Relief (DRR) is an award for of an additional 20% off business rates for eligible non-profit-making organisations.

Islington Council has awarded Discretionary Rate Relief (DRR) awards to 241 voluntary and community sector organisations. These agreements are, and will continue to be, in place until March 2020.

The cost of the Council’s existing DRR agreements has significantly increased as a result of the revaluation of business rates. The council has committed to fund this increase. However, as a result, it is with regret that the Council’s Voluntary and Community Sector Committee has had to decide to close its DRR programme for new applicants.

Islington-based voluntary and community sector organisations seeking support with their business rates are still entitled to receive mandatory rate relief of 80% off their business rates. For more information and to make an application please see the information on our Business Rates pages or contact our Business Rates Team: business.rates@islington.gov.uk.

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