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

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...the future, we have ambitious plans for the local government funding system. Questions were asked about this. We are committed to our manifesto pledge to give councils even greater control of the money they raise locally. We will press on with these reforms to increase business rates retention. I think it was the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, who asked about smoothing mechanisms to make sure...

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

Anneliese Dodds: ...build the habitual involvement of the wider population in sport. We also need to consider this measure in the context of other taxation measures that affect sports facilities, not least the changes to business rates and the fact that there was such a long postponement of the uprating. That has had a significant impact on many clubs, whose headquarters or area of operation is also that of a...

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

Mel Stride: ...the Office of Tax Simplification to consider the registration threshold as part of its current review of VAT. The final report is due to be published in early November and we look forward to hearing its recommendations. I recognise my hon. Friend’s concerns about the fairness of business rates, but the Government do not believe there is a case to scrap the system entirely. The...

Devolved Powers in Scotland (17 Oct 2017)

Andrew Bowie: ...courts closed; the Grampian police gone; motorway improvements in the central belt, but still no new junction at Laurencekirk; 120 teaching posts in Aberdeen still vacant; council tax up; income tax up; business rates up; the land and buildings transaction tax unfairly hitting the north-east; psychiatric wards closing; GP surgeries overstretched; planning decisions that were taken by...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...the list of local authorities that notified the Department that they have re-billed each of the three rates relief. It is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/business-rates-re lief-schemes-2017-rebilling-progress

Iran: Vauxhall (Redundancies) (16 Oct 2017)

Alison McGovern: The Minister said earlier that the Government were standing by to help. She is correct: her predecessors in the job certainly stood by. When we asked for help with business rates and when colleagues across the House asked for help with energy costs, they stood by. For the good of all my constituents who work in the supply chain and directly for Vauxhall, will the Minister do a little better...

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

Helen Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on small businesses of the increase in business rates which applied from 1 April 2017.

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

Tulip Siddiq: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of business rates of increases on the (a) number and (b) quality of early years settings in England.

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

Marcus Jones: Following the Chancellor’s announcement of the Business Rates Relief Schemes at the Budget, on 9 March the Department published a Business Rates Information Letter to local authorities. This provided information on each of the three schemes including draft allocations for the discretionary relief scheme and guidance on the Supporting Small Business Scheme. On 10 March the Department...

Free Childcare — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Ruth George: ...excellent policy, but it needs to be funded, and the funding calculations simply do not take into account the fundamental cost and the increases for every childcare provider. That goes alongside the business rates, where most nurseries have seen a huge hike. It is no wonder the National Day Nurseries Association, from its survey in September, said that the 30-hours policy was in chaos. It...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Second Reading (Continued) (10 Oct 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...to all concerned. The truth is that overregulation is a plague that hits productivity. Small businesses are suffering already from a combination of measures that are justified individually—pension auto-enrolment, business rates and the living wage—but together can threaten viability at a time of Brexit uncertainty. We must do all we can to come to an honest estimate of the...

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill - Second Reading (9 Oct 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...that it could not be, because the financial incentive would be zero. As we have heard in the debate, this is a technical area in respect of both telecommunications networks and how they are treated in business rates. We will, no doubt, return to the detail in Committee, but I reassure the House that we intend to develop the proposals for this measure in collaboration with the sector and...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (9 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...their local discretionary schemes and have published the details of their eligibility criteria. Further to the Written Ministerial Statement I made on the 14 September on the progress of the Business Rates relief schemes announced at the Budget, I wrote to authorities encouraging them to speed up implementation. My Department will publish a list of authorities which have rebilled, shortly.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Public Houses: Non-domestic Rates (9 Oct 2017)

Steve McCabe: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has assessed the potential merits of increasing annual business rates relief for pubs.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (9 Oct 2017)

Clive Betts: ...of State for Communities and Local Government, when he or officials of his Department first consulted (a) local authorities and (b) software suppliers on the implementation timetable changes to business rates and business rates relief in 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Hospitals: Non-domestic Rates (9 Oct 2017)

Justin Madders: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to ensure that NHS trusts pay an equivalent level of business rates to private hospitals.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (6 Oct 2017)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of small businesses paid business rates in each year for which data is available.

Scottish Parliament: Fish Processing (5 Oct 2017)

Peter Chapman: ...per cent decline in fish processing factories and a 12 per cent decline in people employed processing fish. Those fish are being driven to areas such as Grimsby where there are significantly lower business rates and running costs. There seems to be no Scottish Government support for driving down costs in the industry and processors in Scotland are struggling with high business rates, water...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Valuation (20 Sep 2017)

Lord Mendelsohn: ...any negative impact on small businesses from the Valuation Office Agency's decisions (1) to class communal spaces such as staircases, corridors and lifts as separate premises for the calculation of business rates, and (2) to bill businesses for this change retrospectively.

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (Sport) (20 Sep 2017)

Gordon Lindhurst: I thank the cabinet secretary for that answer and I would like to focus on one aspect of it. The Barclay review of business rates has called for rates relief to be removed from some of Scotland’s golf courses that currently receive it, including ones that attract tourists to Scotland. The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution is currently considering that option. Is the...


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