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Local Government Funding: Isle of Wight (16 Jan 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...put themselves forward for consideration. I therefore know that the Isle of Wight authority will be excited to have this special opportunity and am keen to see what we can learn from it. It is worth noting that the ability to retain 100% of business rates is estimated to benefit the Solent authorities by up to £3.3 million this year—extra resources that will be welcome and are...

Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 2) Bill: Online marketplaces (16 Jan 2018)

Ruth George: I have worked with major UK retailers for almost 20 years, and there has been growing distortion in the market, as between brick-and-mortar retailers and online retailers, on business rates in particular. Does my hon. Friend agree that if we do not tackle VAT fraud more proactively, it simply adds insult to injury for those honourable retailers that are investing in considerable job and...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Sports Association (16 Jan 2018)

Elizabeth Smith: ...agencies. The Scottish Government has rightly outlined the importance of sport in relation to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the nation. However, the threats posed to sport, including through the recommendations of the Barclay review of business rates, ensure an even greater need for the SSA. Without the SSA, the voice of voluntary sector sport in Scotland would, in my...

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee: Misuse of Xanax (15 Jan 2018)

Steve Brine: ...we are extending the ring-fenced public health grant until at least April 2019 and retaining the specific condition to improve drug and alcohol treatment uptake and outcomes as part of that. While the intention remains to give local authorities more control over the money they raise, such as business rates, we are actively considering the options for 2019 onwards with my colleagues in the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (15 Jan 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has conducted an impact assessment of the effect on high streets of changes to business rates.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Fiscal Commission Forecasts (11 Jan 2018)

Derek Mackay: ...has overall responsibility for it. I argue that it is the UK economic model that is failing the people of Scotland. I will cite just a few interventions that I propose to make in the budget. There is extra support for business rates, in the most generous package of business rates relief ever. There are more interventions around innovation, and in skills and manufacturing. There is...

Scottish Parliament: Small Businesses (Confidence) (11 Jan 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: We are maintaining the expanded small business bonus scheme, which removes the rates burden for 100,000 premises. As announced in the draft budget, we will continue to fund the most competitive business rates relief package anywhere in the United Kingdom. We are also delivering a record £2.4 billion investment in enterprise and skills, and will invest £600 million in expanding...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Huw Merriman: ...for their care. We have seen huge demand from the elderly. I am still greatly concerned that the social care system is set up on a local authority basis. Many local authorities to which people retire do not have the same business rates as other areas—they have a lot of elderly folk but not the business to fund them—and certainly not as much council tax. In looking at reforms, I...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Children (5 Jan 2018)

Lord Agnew of Oulton: ...the wider settlement. The Local Government Association’s analysis is based on changes to elements of local government funding that can be spent on children’s services (including core council tax, locally retained business rates, the Revenue Support Grant and the Education Services Grant). It also includes a potential increase in demand for services arising from population...

Attorney General: Business of the House (21 Dec 2017)

Valerie Vaz: ...an answer, so will confirm that there will be adequate time for a debate and a vote? Another week means another U-turn or two. On Tuesday, we found out that plans to end the revenue support grant and allow councils to keep 100% of business rates would be put on hold. Not everyone has Oxford Street in their constituency, so we hope the change will end the bizarre policy of councils buying...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Budget 2018-19 (21 Dec 2017)

Derek Mackay: ..., a new £150 million building Scotland fund, procurement for a £600 million investment in our R100 programme, £2.4 billion in our enterprise and skills bodies and the most attractive system of business rates in the United Kingdom. Those major investments will underpin our focus on innovation, infrastructure and investment, internationalisation and inclusive growth.

Scottish Parliament: Draft Budget (21 Dec 2017)

...as well. That is why the budget that Derek Mackay set out last week included so many initiatives to support economic growth, from the initiatives to make sure that we are the most competitive part of the UK on business rates to the initiative to capitalise a new national investment bank, to increase even further investment in research and development. If Richard Leonard does not think that...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Liverpool City Region (21 Dec 2017)

Mike Amesbury: ...Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on giving the Liverpool City Region Mayor the power to place a supplement on business rates to fund infrastructure with the agreement of the local business community through the Local Enterprise Partnership; and what timescale has been agreed for that power being granted.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Non-domestic Rates: Liverpool City Region (21 Dec 2017)

Mike Amesbury: ...and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on giving the Liverpool City Region Mayor the power to place a supplement on business rates to fund infrastructure in that region.

Local Authority Housing (20 Dec 2017)

David Drew: ...Lydon, who is a good friend of mine—came to see the shadow Housing Minister and has written to the Prime Minister to ask for help with this particular problem. We are pleased to be a pilot area for business rates retention. That helps with the problem of potentially negative revenue support grants, which affected our ability to do some of the things that we would like to do with...

Licensing Act 2003: Post-Legislative Scrutiny (Licensing Act 2003 Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2017)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: .... Councils can offer a levy discount to premises involved in BIDs. My noble friend Lady Eaton also talked about licensing fees. Recent Budgets have offered business rate relief to pubs following the recent revaluation of business rates. A move to locally set licensing fees or an increase in the centrally set fees at this stage would undermine the assistance that the rate relief has given...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fire and Rescue Services: Pay (20 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: .../statistics/local-authority-rev enue-expenditure-and-financing-england-2016-to-2017-individu al-local-authority-data-outturn. Fire and Rescue is funded via revenue support grant (RSG), retained business rates and council tax (precept). Fire and Rescue also receive national resilience grants directly from the Home Office which in 2017/18 are worth £28m. DCLG settlement documents...

Local Government Finance Settlement - Statement (19 Dec 2017)

Lord Beecham: ...’s intentions as expressed in the Statement, and it will certainly hold the Government to account for the consequences of this settlement. Perhaps I may refer in the first instance to the question of business rates. The Statement says: “The aim is for local authorities to retain 75% of business rates from 2020-21 … From 2020-21 business rates will be redistributed...

Local Government Finance Settlement (19 Dec 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: ...offered by the Secretary of State today, but we are still without a sustainable plan or a vision for how the sector will be funded in the future. The Secretary of State notes that the aim is for authorities to retain 75% of business rates by 2020, and I look forward to hearing more details of how that will function, recognising that not every area has the ability to raise the income...


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