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Scottish Parliament: Sport and Leisure Sector (Barclay Review Recommendations) (15 Nov 2017)

Brian Whittle: ...to the debate. I thank my colleague Gordon Lindhurst for bringing the topic to the chamber. My concern about the Barclay review lies in the potential unintended consequences of retracting the business rate exemptions for council ALEOs and especially for voluntary sports clubs. The issue is particularly relevant in the context of the recently launched diet and obesity consultation as well...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Urban Areas: Regeneration (9 Nov 2017)

Marcus Jones: This Government is committed to supporting the regeneration of our town centres. We have confirmed the permanent doubling of Small Business Rate Relief, meaning that 600,000 small businesses now pay no business rates at all; we launched the High Street Pledge and a digital high street pilot scheme; and we are celebrating our high streets and town centres through the hugely successful Great...

Voter Registration (No. 2) Bill: Music: Contribution to the UK Economy (3 Nov 2017)

Tracey Crouch: ..., making it easier for small venues to operate. We are currently exploring a range of issues with industry and government stakeholders, including: working more closely across government to better support the sector; the “agent of change” principle; the impact of business rate rises on grassroots music; the availability of suitable space; and “Form 696”, which I...

Backbench Business: HMRC Closures — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (2 Nov 2017)

Imran Hussain: ...at risk, it would mean a £110 million reduction in the district’s gross value added, and the loss of around £10.5 million of district retail spending. The local authority would lose out on £1.2 million in business rate receipts, and there would be a £2.5 million increase in public spending costs. Put together, those things would be disastrous for the Bradford...

Taxation: Beer and Pubs — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (31 Oct 2017)

Joanna Cherry: ...property up to a rateable value of £15,000. As the hon. Members for St Albans (Mrs Main) and for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (John Lamont) mentioned, the Scottish Government also introduced a 12.5% cap on business rate rises for the hospitality trade. The national chairman of CAMRA, Colin Valentine—a constituent of mine—said that the cap “has made a big...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (30 Oct 2017)

Baroness Rebuck: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the four-year £435 million package of support for business ratepayers following the 2017 business rate revaluation has been spent; and how much has been used to support bookshops.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (30 Oct 2017)

Baroness Rebuck: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many bookshops have lost small business rate relief or rural rate relief as a result of the 2017 business rate revaluation; and, beyond the scheme to cap the annual bill increase for any ratepayer losing these reliefs, what plans they have to protect small bookshops from closure.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (30 Oct 2017)

Baroness Rebuck: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide guidance on the use of the £300 million fund for local authorities to distribute to help businesses facing higher business rate bills; and, if so, whether this guidance will cover support for bookshops.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Tax Evasion (27 Oct 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...fraud to protect the public purse which we encourage them to utilise. Under the Local Government Finance Act 1988 if a ratepayer provides false information in their application to apply for small business rate relief that individual is liable to a summary conviction, a fine or both. The Fraud Act 2006 also provides local authorities legal powers to prosecute fraud to protect the public...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Valuation (26 Oct 2017)

Tim Loughton: ...for Communities and Local Government, what the cost to the public purse was of the most recent business rates revaluation; whether his Department has made an estimate of the cost of carrying out a business rate revaluation annually; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...to extend the pubs' relief scheme. However, the Government has taken action to support small business. It put in place a £3.6 billion package of transitional relief and permanently doubled small business rate relief meaning 600,000 small businesses will pay no business rates at all. In addition, at the Spring Budget the Government announced £110 million support to help ratepayers...

Scottish Parliament: Hydro Nation (26 Oct 2017)

Graeme Dey: ...-hydro energy scheme at Barry mill will become a reality. The Scottish Government is right to have recognised in the draft energy strategy the role that hydro power can play. I welcome the capping of business rate increases to 12.5 per cent for small-scale hydro schemes and the 100 per cent rate relief that was put in place for all renewable projects that offer a 0.5MW profit share for...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: New Businesses: Bolton (23 Oct 2017)

Margot James: ...right conditions for companies to invest long-term. At Budget 2016 we announced reductions in business rates worth almost £9 billion over the next 5 years, included permanently doubling Small Business Rate Relief and extending the thresholds of the relief ensuring the smallest businesses pay no rates at all. For the 12 month period up to end of March 2017, BBB programmes have...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Valuation (23 Oct 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...8220;quantum” under which larger occupations tend to be cheaper to rent per square metre then smaller ones. We are also aware of some instances where ratepayers have lost some or all of their Small Business Rate Relief because they are now considered to have more than one property. We are considering these implications and how they have affected ratepayers.

District Councils - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...it was the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, who asked about smoothing mechanisms to make sure there was a fairness element. Of course, that will be inherent in it. I know from the current retention scheme that Pendle benefits, as does Lancashire generally, from the Lancashire business rate pool. Pendle is forecast to increase its business rate income above its baseline level by more than 10%....

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Grassroots sport (19 Oct 2017)

Anneliese Dodds: ...on many clubs, whose headquarters or area of operation is also that of a small business; I am particularly thinking about riding schools, for example, which may have seen a substantial increase in their business rate. There is also an unfortunate interaction between small business rate relief and the relief provided through the community amateur sports clubs relief. I mention that because...

Taxes on Small Businesses — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (18 Oct 2017)

Derek Thomas: ...is to reform how we tax them. I thank everyone who took part in the debate. I apologise to the shadow Minister for what seemed to be quite an uncomfortable experience for him. As we have heard, the business rate charge is hurting many independent small businesses. It is time to install some fairness into business taxation. I maintain that a tax system that reflects the activity of the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Valuation (16 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: .... A £3.6 billion transitional relief scheme is providing support for the minority of businesses that face increases. From 1 April 2017 the Government permanently doubled the level of Small Business Rate Relief increasing the thresholds to benefit a greater number of businesses. Eligible properties with a rateable value of £12,000 and below now receive 100 per cent relief. This...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Finance (16 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: ...favourably with research into the cost of childcare, published by Frontier Economics in July 2017, which shows that the mean hourly delivery cost of a three/four year old place was £3.72. The Government has also increased Small Business Rate Relief and provided authorities with funding to support £300m of discretionary business rates relief, which could be used to support local...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (13 Oct 2017)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department made an assessment of the effect on the timescale for local authorities to grant business rate reliefs detailed in Budget 2017 of the readiness of software used by local authorities in advance of making that commitment; and if he will make a statement.


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