Date lodged: 5 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to review water rate exemptions for charities.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 14 September 2017
In line with the commitment made in 2014, the Scottish Government is reviewing the water and sewerage charge exemption scheme to ensure that it is operating as intended. As part of that review, we have been liaising closely with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations who have issued a survey to seek the views of the Third Sector. The views collected will be integral to the review process. We expect the review to be complete at the end of September with a report outlining any recommendations for change being provided to Ministers thereafter.