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David Simpson

Former DUP MP for Upper Bann

@DavidSimpsonDUP

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

David Simpson almost always 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: David Simpson 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: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (England) Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: David Simpson 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: David Simpson voted to delay enabling local councils to keep money raised from business rates in their areas. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: David Simpson 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 10 Jan 2012: David Simpson 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

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