Date lodged: 3 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of water charges on small community halls and buildings.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 21 February 2017
The Scottish Government recognises that small community halls and buildings are essential to the vibrancy of Scotland’s small communities. Where these community halls are registered as charities with the Office for the Scottish Charity Regulator, have incomes of less than £200,000 and don’t operate retail facilities, then they are eligible for full exemption on their water charges. Eligible charities must apply annually for their exemption from their Licensed Provider.