Local Growth: Great Grimsby

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 24th February 2020.

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Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We have introduced a number of measures to address the number of empty shops on high streets, including our Open Doors pilot project, which matches landlords of empty properties with community groups, and a proposed private register for empty commercial properties. We are also cutting the business rates bills of small retailers by 50% from this April for properties with a rateable value of below £51,000. That is an increase from the one third that we have delivered in the current financial year.