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Non-Domestic Rates: Lifeboats

Volume 505: debated on Tuesday 2 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether lifeboat stations are eligible for business rate relief. (314967)

Life boat stations operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) will be entitled to rate relief. As a registered charity the RNLI is entitled to 80 per cent. mandatory rate relief which can be topped up to 100 per cent. at the discretion of local authorities.