Burns Encourages Sports Clubs To Feed Into Rates Exemption Consultation
Newcastle area Councillor Stephen Burns (Sinn Féin) has encouraged amateur sports clubs to respond to a consultation seeking views on rates exemption.
“At present amateur clubs are entitled to 80% Rate Relief which was introduced to support grass roots sport. In these very challenging economic times, however, many clubs are still struggling to survive and there is a real risk that the benefits enjoyed by so many people through the pursuit of sporting activities will be lost.”
He added: “This bill is extremely timely and I would encourage amateur sports clubs to respond to this consultation as soon as possible.”
The consultation closes on 13 February and the survey can be found at: