This event is now over and took place on Tue 29 Oct 2013

Event Summary

Now in its sixth year, the Charity Property Conference has become a highlight of the autumn calendar, acquiring an excellent reputation as a learning and networking environment.

Featuring a dynamic mix of charity case studies, roundtables and expert speakers this conference will help you to keep abreast of developments in important aspects of property ownership and occupation ensuring you are getting the maximum benefit from your charity's property portfolio.

BWB's Jamie Huard is scheduled to cover a case study on 'Community Asset Transfers: Brighton Open Market' alongside Richard Davies, project manager for Brighton Open Market CIC, Brighton and Hove Council.

The shift in ownership of land and buildings from public bodies to communities can involve considerable challenges as well as delivering substantial long term social economic and environmental benefits. Jamie looks at the various options for community asset transfers and the legal steps involved and considers a current case study of the complex redevelopment of the Brighton Open Market and analyses its impact on the local community. The session will also include insight directly from the Council’s project manager who has supported the Community Interest Company formed by stakeholders including the market traders.

BWB's Dominic Curran and William Scott will be speaking on 'Business Rates Relief'

This session will lay out the current position with regard to rates relief and what is considered to be ‘pushing the envelope’, including premises occupied by charity trading subsidiaries such as shops, as well as mandatory and discretionary rates relief and changes to local authority rules and attitudes. It will also include a case study from Kenya Aid Programme explaining its ongoing legal battle with Sheffield City Council over rates relief.



09.00 Registration & coffee
16.40 Drinks reception


Central Hall Westminster
Storey's Gate

Tel: 020 7222 8010


For more information and to book, please visit the Civil Society website.


Central London

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