June 3rd, 2013 by James Goudie KC

Premises will be “wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes”, for the purposes of assessing whether a registered  charity is entitled under Section 43(6)(a) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 to mandatory charitable relief from non-domestic rates only if the charity makes extensive use of the premises for charitable purposes.  In Public Safety Charitable Trust v Milton Keynes Council [2013] EWHC 1237 (Admin) Sales J held that merely some charitable use of the premises was not enough, following Kenya Aid Programme v Sheffield City Council [2013] EWHC 54 (Admin).

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