Andrew Smith

Former Labour MP for Oxford East

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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.

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Andrew Smith 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.

All votes about local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas:

  • On 13 Feb 2013: Andrew Smith was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (England) Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Andrew Smith 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. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Andrew Smith voted to delay enabling local councils to keep money raised from business rates in their areas. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Andrew Smith was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Andrew Smith 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. Show vote

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