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Business of the House (6 Jul 2017)

Rachael Maskell: As we have heard, the broken business rates system is very detrimental to business. Frankly, it is a shambles—that view is echoed in businesses right across York, including those trading in the Shambles. May we, as we heard in the Budget, have the consultation brought to this House, because we were promised this in February and it has not seen the light of day? I would therefore like an...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Private Education (6 Jul 2017)

Mel Stride: ...and reliefs. These include the ability to reclaim Gift Aid on any qualifying donations that they receive and exemptions on charitable trading profits, rental income, investment income and business rates, as well as certain reliefs from VAT.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Local Government (6 Jul 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...Government Finance Act 1992 defines domestic properties which are liable for council tax, and the Local Government Finance Act 1988 sets out the definition of non-domestic properties liable for Business Rates. Changes to the lists – including the transfer of a property from one to the other - are a matter for the Valuation Office Agency to determine rather than the local authority.

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

Angela Rayner: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate has been made of the potential sum accrued to the public purse from ending beneficial business rates status given to charitable schools in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20, (d) 2020-21 and (e) 2021-22.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Non-domestic Rates (4 Jul 2017)

Neil Coyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to exempt all schools from business rates.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Children: Day Care (4 Jul 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...the Government announced a £435 million package of support to help those businesses most in need of support following the revaluation. It included £110 million to support rate-payers losing small business rates relief and rural rate relief as a result of the 2017 revaluation, as well as a £300 million discretionary relief fund for local authorities to help local businesses....

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Rural Areas (4 Jul 2017)

Christopher Chope: ...Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to set out the criteria for applications by lower-tier rural authorities to participate in a pilot for 100 per cent business rates retention.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (3 Jul 2017)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been paid to businesses from the £300 million business rates relief fund.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (3 Jul 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the timetable for the completion of the policy to allow local governments to retain 100 per cent of business rates.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (30 Jun 2017)

Robert Goodwill: ...Local Authorities for spending on children’s social care. Local authorities have had £232.6bn of revenue funding available for their services from Revenue Support Grant, council tax and retained business rates over the past 5 years, as shown in the table below. £ million 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Local authority retained business rates (after...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...a highly skilled workforce, but the Government have cut real-terms school funding, scrapped the education maintenance allowance and imposed huge cuts to further education funding over the past seven years. Businesses also need long-term stability, not huge hikes in business rates—relief for which has still not materialised, months after the event—or what is, quite frankly, a...

Business of the House (29 Jun 2017)

Valerie Vaz: ...the economy, jobs, peace, security and opportunity for our citizens at its core. That is Europe, but what about here? Local government finance faces uncertainty. The revenue support grant will be phased out in 2020, but the consultation on business rates ended on 3 May 2017. Given that the next Queen’s Speech will be in 2019, will the Leader of the House say how we will find out...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Urban Areas: Regeneration (29 Jun 2017)

Jake Berry: This Government is committed to supporting our high streets. 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 through the hugely successful Great British High Street Awards. High...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (29 Jun 2017)

Catherine McKinnell: ...Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to reintroduce the provisions contained in the Local Government Finance Bill 2016-17 for the full retention of business rates by local authorities in England; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Music: Small Businesses (29 Jun 2017)

Matthew Hancock: We are committed to supporting and promoting a thriving live music industry. We support small music venues through business rates relief, by looking at the agent of change principle and with simplified licensing and planning rules.

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Colin Clark: ...pursuits. The area is well served by hotels and restaurants and very well served by golf courses, even one owned by the President of the United States. Industry, however, has been hurt by punitive business rates in the north-east. During the oil boom, there was a froth of high rents. Business rates increases of 100% to 200% are not unusual and coincide with a fragile recovery. The business...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Community Interest Companies (28 Jun 2017)

Mel Stride: ...to be appropriate as there are alternative routes by which community benefit societies could access an exemption- most importantly registering as a charity if the relevant conditions are met. The business rates system also includes a number of reliefs and exemptions for registered charities. If a community benefit society is a registered charity then it would be potentially eligible for...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Beecham: ....2 million. Multiply that across the country and it is a significant amount of money lost from the provision of basic social services. The Government need to get real about the unrelenting pressure on councils endeavouring to meet the palpable need for these and other services. I conclude by asking whether the Minister can respond to the question posed by my noble friend Lord Smith about...

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Clive Betts: Before the election there was a Bill before Parliament to introduce 100% retention of business rates by local councils. That was due to start in 2019. This is a two-year Queen’s speech with no mention of that measure. Can the Minister therefore confirm that this measure will now not go ahead in 2019 as planned?

Confidence and Supply Arrangement: Points of Order (27 Jun 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday, I raised the lack of clarity from the Communities Secretary on the Government’s plans to introduce local retention of business rates to replace the revenue support grant to local authorities. In reply, the Secretary of State indicated that today’s Queen’s Speech debate may be an opportunity to raise the matter. Has the Secretary of...


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