Retention of Business Rates by Local Councils
There have been votes in Parliament on reforming the way local councils are funded including a switch from central grants to allowing councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area.
Mike Hancock generally voted against local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas
TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all
of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source
data on PublicWhip.org.uk.
On 13 Feb 2013:
Mike Hancock was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (England)
On 21 May 2012:
Mike Hancock was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Third Reading
On 18 Jan 2012:
Mike Hancock voted to delay enabling local councils to keep money raised from business rates in their areas.
On 11 Jan 2012:
Mike Hancock was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session
On 10 Jan 2012:
Mike Hancock voted against allowing local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and not to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax.
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