Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,
Please tell me where the responsibility lies for a mandatory rates relief application to ensure that the premises are wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes. Is this the responsibility of the trustees of the charity or the responsibility of the local authority handling the application? Please point me to the relevant section(s) of the published guidelines.
Dear Mr Rashleigh-Berry
I do not consider this to be a freedom of information request - you are asking for guidance about published information, not about information specifically about or held by the Local Government Ombudsman. The Ombudsman investigates complaints about local authorities. If you think you may have a complaint about your council, you should ring our Advice Team on 0300 061 0614 and they be able to help you.
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