1003. Privileges and exemptions in relation to charitable institutions.

Societies whose purposes entitle them to be regarded as charitable institutions are only liable to pay one fifth of the non-domestic rates which would otherwise be chargeable in respect of property which they occupy, where such property is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes, and are not liable to pay non-domestic rates in respect of unoccupied properties1. Further reduction or remission of the chargeable amount is permissible, where the billing authority so decides, for such societies and for premises owned or occupied by societies which are not established or conducted for profit and whose main objects are charitable