CHARITies and community groups are in line for a cut in their business rates.

Malvern Hills District Council's executive board will be asked to approve rate relief for the next financial year at a meeting on Tuesday.

Village hall trusts, Scouts, Guides and uniformed organisations, Malvern Museum, Langland Centre Association and the Citizens Advice Bureau are among those qualifying for a cut of up to 20 per cent. Rate relief of 100 per cent will also be granted to groups like Malvern RFC, Malvern Theatre Players, Malvern Hills Arts and Craft Guild, Theatre of Small Convenience and Malvern Rifle and Pistol Club.