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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (13 Jul 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the fairness of business rates in England.

Written Answers — Treasury: Natural Gas: Storage (12 Jul 2018)

Alan Whitehead: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review gas storage business rates after the decision of EDF to close the Hole House gas storage facility because of challenging market conditions.

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill: Exemption for buildings used as nursery grounds (10 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...in the Bill. I am grateful for its invaluable insight and expertise, which has helped to bring these effective measures to the House. This Bill is just a small part of how the Government are using the business rates system to create opportunity and drive growth across the country. It has wide support, restores a long-standing policy position, and will support a vibrant and sustainable...

Backbench Business: 2015 Steel Summit Commitments (10 Jul 2018)

Anna Turley: ...energy costs. Europe offers many examples of acceptable state aid solutions to the energy challenge, but the Government have not given any serious consideration to what we can do. Secondly, I come to business rates, which irk sectors across the UK, not just steel. The sector has put forward a number of proposals, such as removing plant and machinery from business rates calculations or...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (10 Jul 2018)

Lord Fox: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to local government of collecting business rates in England in each of the last three years.

Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and the Consultation: Parks (Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough) (9 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...services, including its parks. I am pleased to say that this year Sheffield will see a real-terms increase in the core spending power available to its council. In addition to funding from the settlement, the current business rates retention scheme is also yielding strong results, and it is warmly welcomed by local authorities across the country. Sheffield itself estimates that, in this...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Ian Paisley Jnr: ...where decisions ought to be taken. Our report strenuously lists those issues, Department by Department. It sets out the fact that the industrial strategy consultation was completed in April 2017 but there is no Executive in place to consider it. The report on the small business rates relief was completed in 2016 during a consultation exercise, yet it has not been published because there is...

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Functions) Order 2018 - Motions to Approve (9 Jul 2018)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...businesses—before being able to deploy this power. Regardless of the outcome, the mayor must cover the cost of consultation and ballot. County councils, unitary district councils and the Greater London Authority already have the power to levy a supplement on business rates. These orders will extend that power to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Liverpool City Region, West of...

Hospital (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Hospital (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill

Social Care: Funding - Question for Short Debate (5 Jul 2018)

Baroness Brinton: ...the social care gap will increase without intervention, but will also offer solutions on how the Government can fill the void by modelling various revenue-raising streams, such as changes to income tax, national insurance, an age-related levy, council tax, business rates and corporation tax. It hopes also to calculate the income distribution across local authorities for each funding...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Second Homes: Council Tax (5 Jul 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: Second Homes are liable for Council Tax. Where a property is available for letting commercially for short periods totalling at least 140 days per year, then it will be assessed for business rates and added to the business rates list. As of April 2018, there were 46,698 holiday lets liable for business rates in England.

High Street Retailers - Question (4 Jul 2018)

Baroness Pinnock: I thank the Minister for his response. “An immediate overhaul of the business rates system … needed to salvage the high street”— those are not my words but those of the expert retailer Bill Grimsey in his report today. Does the Minister agree?

Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions (3 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: ...need is changing, and the agreement is therefore unlikely to end debate around Wales’ fiscal framework.” Following the devolution of stamp duty and landfill tax this year and the partial devolution of income tax in April 2019, the Welsh Government and our local authorities—through business rates and domestic rates—will control nearly £5 billion of tax revenues,...

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Matt Rodda: ...to Ministers to explain the scale of the crisis. One nursery head described it particularly well. She explained that she has always had to face an uneven playing field—for example, nurseries pay business rates, unlike schools. She now has to manage, however, with a totally different situation—one that my hon. Friends have already alluded to—having to deal with a greatly...

Local Government in Gloucestershire (3 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...spending power, which is the total amount of money available to spend on its residents. I am grateful to the hon. Member for Stroud for alluding to the fact that Gloucestershire is one of the 10 or so 100% business rates retention pilot areas. That programme, which will ensure that many millions of pounds in extra revenue will flow to Gloucestershire this year, was not available to...

Ministry of Justice: Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (2 Jul 2018)

Clive Betts: ...they do under the current system. One of the strengths of our report that we have perhaps not made enough of is the fact that this is doable. It is practical and can be delivered in a reasonable period of time. As we have said, if business rates—75% of which are going to be retained by local councils in 2020—were kept in the local government system, that could address the local...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Optical Fibres: Non-domestic Rates (2 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The business rates relief for new fibre communications infrastructure supports telecom companies who invest in their fibre network by installing new fibre lines. The relief will ensure that no rates are paid on those new fibre lines for 5 years up to 31 March 2022. This will provide important support in the early stages of roll out of new investment. As with all tax reliefs, the Government...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Second Homes: Non-domestic Rates (2 Jul 2018)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many second homes which are registered to pay business rates pay nothing because they attract small business rate relief.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Second Homes: Wales (2 Jul 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: Responsibility for council tax and business rates is delegated to the Welsh Government and it would be for them to make any formal assessment of their policies. However, the Government is aware of the requirements in Wales and will consider those in the context of its own approach to second homes and holiday lets.


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