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Geoffrey Cox

The Attorney-General

Former Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon

@Geoffrey_Cox

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.

Photo: Neil Howard

Geoffrey Cox generally voted for 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 20 Mar 2019: Geoffrey Cox voted for greater local business rate retention in certain areas and for a proposed scheme to redistribute business rate income between public bodies in different areas. Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2013: Geoffrey Cox voted to approve the amounts of Revenue Support Grant proposed by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to pay to local councils in 2013-14 Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Geoffrey Cox voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Geoffrey Cox was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Local Retention of Business Rates Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Geoffrey Cox was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Geoffrey Cox was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Second reading Show vote

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