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Scottish Parliament: Income tax (14 Dec 2017)

...of the Federation of Small Businesses just last week, and one of the many things that they said to me was how highly they value the small business bonus, which is the most generous small business rates scheme anywhere in the UK. I do not think that I am revealing too much—although the finance secretary is starting to look at me with a worried expression on his face—when I say...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Spending and Tax Plans 2018-19 (14 Dec 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...to do business. We will support the internationalisation of our businesses and help boost exports through the work of Scottish Development International. We will also support our culture sector with a £10 million investment in a new screen unit and funding to protect the arts and culture. On business rates, I confirmed following the Barclay review that I would go beyond what it...

Short and Holiday-Let Accommodation (Notification of Local Authorities) (13 Dec 2017)

Karen Buck: ...it is spreading—of London. There are apartment blocks in my constituency and others that are fast becoming informal hotels, but without any of the management and support functions provided by hotels and, of course, without paying business rates or corporate taxes. More localised lettings, even though they do not have the same concentration of problems, can still cause real stresses...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Students (13 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: Revenue Support Grant is an unringfenced grant allocated as part of the Local Government Finance Settlement. Along with council tax, retained business rates and other sources of income, it funds core services provided by councils, including social care, road repairs and waste services.

Scottish Parliament: Town Centres (Support to Attract Businesses and Jobs) (13 Dec 2017)

Paul Wheelhouse: ...is evidenced and transparent. Finally, Scotland’s Towns Partnership has been funded to facilitate activity and to share and promote learning from activity happening at local level. In addition, Scotland’s business rates package is the most attractive in the United Kingdom, with total rates relief of around £660 million in the current financial year and more than 100,000...

Scottish Parliament: Finance (13 Dec 2017)

Dean Lockhart: .... The Federation of Small Businesses said that higher income tax will increase the costs of doing business in Scotland and noted that it would come on top of Mr Mackay’s large business supplement, higher business rates and lower business confidence in Scotland. According to the CBI, increasing tax in Scotland will exacerbate the skills gap, make it more difficult for business in...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: There were 26 valid applications that were received for the 100 per cent Business Rates Retention Pilots 2018-19. From the applications, 25 were from existing or proposed pools and 1 from a single authority. Please see the attached list. Business Rates Retention Pilots 2018-19 (Word Document, 29.31 KB)

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Sector (12 Dec 2017)

Margot James: ...is payable to businesses in the current year. I urge them to pay heed to that advice and implement it. My hon. Friend may be interested to know that Merton council has been allocated £459,000 of business rates discretionary relief in the current year.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Dec 2017)

Rachael Maskell: On 8 March, the Chancellor announced a full review of business rates. On 14 March, the Minister responsible for small business said: “The review will report in due course and in the not-too-distant future.”—[Official Report, 14 March 2017; Vol. 623, c. 178.] Yet the industrial strategy barely mentions business rates, which are having a massive impact on businesses in...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Ruth George: ...need investment. I refer to Labour’s proposals for a business investment bank to borrow to invest in the companies that drive our productivity and growth. Instead, only four in 10 small companies survive for five years. They have been hit by the rise in VAT and business rates, cuts to regional development funds, and the lack of investment in our infrastructure. The Government...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Greater London (7 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...2017 the Government increased the threshold for small business rate relief from £6,000 to £12,000. As a result over 600,000 small businesses pay no rates at all. The threshold for the standard business rates multiplier has also increased to £51,000, taking 275,000 smaller properties out of the higher rate. The Government launched a further package of support for businesses...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Licensed Premises: Non-domestic Rates (7 Dec 2017)

Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reviewing the system for assessing the level of business rates levied on public houses and hotels; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Valuation (7 Dec 2017)

Daniel Kawczynski: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what training Valuation Office staff receive on assessing business rates.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Non-domestic Rates (7 Dec 2017)

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and to what extent, they intend to compensate local authorities for the loss of £2.3 billion over the next five years resulting from their decision that business rates will increase by CPI rather than RPI.

Scottish Parliament: Non-domestic Rates (7 Dec 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...: Gordon Lindhurst, like pretty much every other Tory member, is totally ignorant of the facts when it comes to non-domestic rates. The Scottish Government does not determine appeals in relation to business rates; there is a separate and independent due process for that. It is the case that many businesses appeal their valuations, and material considerations are taken into account, but it...

Scottish Parliament: Sea Fisheries and End-year Negotiations (7 Dec 2017)

Peter Chapman: ...in processing capacity in north-east Scotland. We are losing business and jobs to Humberside, where fish processing is growing. We appear to be uncompetitive, due, in great measure, to large increases in business rates. We need to reverse that trend in order to handle the extra fish that Brexit will bring. Cod is a great example of how stocks have improved over the past 10 years. In 2006,...

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill - Third Reading (6 Dec 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...and deprived and isolated areas that are difficult to get to. Again, we would want to take account of and pay special attention to that. At Second Reading we benefited from hearing about the concerns about business rates of the noble Earl, Lord Erroll, and my noble friend Lady Harding. I am very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, and the noble Baroness, Lady Pinnock, for their...

Trade and Customs Policy - Motion to Take Note (5 Dec 2017)

Baroness Fairhead: ...new markets and promote our business, supported by finance, as an important step. He asked why we do not use the tax system to incentivise trade and investment. The Government are trying to create the right environment. For example, the recent Budget acted on business rates, increased levels of infrastructure investment, boosted R&D spending and lay the foundations for the UK to become...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Energy: Non-domestic Rates (5 Dec 2017)

Justin Madders: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which energy generation technologies are exempted from business rates in England and Wales.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Non-domestic Rates (5 Dec 2017)

Bim Afolami: Whether his Department plans to review the business rates system.


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