Lord Thurlow

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Non-Domestic Rating Bill - Report: Amendment 8 19 Sep 2023

    My Lords, I rise to support Amendment 8, moved by the noble Earl, Lord Lytton, and particularly the reciprocal duty of disclosure by the VOA apart from for data protection reasons, to which the noble Earl referred—although I object to the latter myself. However, I think it is repugnant that, in this country, where we so treasure transparency in the law and all its constituent parts, the...
  • Non-Domestic Rating Bill - Report: Amendment 5 19 Sep 2023

    Before the Minister sits down, perhaps I might clarify something I said that, I think, might have been misunderstood. In the context of Amazon—I am sorry to use a particular company, but we all know what I mean by it—I did not say that I wanted to redefine the way in which the non-domestic rating system works; I simply want to redefine the use of the property. A property such as an Amazon...
  • Non-Domestic Rating Bill - Report: Amendment 5 19 Sep 2023

    My Lords, I declare my interest as a former chartered surveyor with interests in rating. This amendment and the rest of the amendments in this group clearly call for a review of business rates. I am pleased to add my name to the amendment in the names of the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman of Ullock, and the noble Lord, Lord Shipley. A change which had been promised and which was long overdue is...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 6 February 2015

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (25 May 2016 to 28 Jan 2021)

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