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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Aviation (19 Mar 2018)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will reduce business rates for general aviation airfields to reflect their potential contribution to the economy.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Shops: Publications (19 Mar 2018)

Lord Henley: ...independent booksellers and bookshops include: making 100% Small Business Rate Relief permanent, whilst increasing the threshold of the relief, taking 600,000 of the smallest businesses out of business rates and the introduction of the Employment Allowance, giving employers up to £3000 off their National Insurance contributions (NICs) bill, benefitting 1m employers. The Government has...

Economy: Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: recruit staff because pay does not meet rising costs. The public want to hear what the Government are going to do to end this crisis. Yes, local government can put up car parking charges and can keep more of business rates, but this is minor. It needs to be allowed to do things such as charge more on expensive properties or second homes, or be able to borrow more to build more council...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Storage (15 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on the levels of business rates levied on properties used for onsite battery storage; and what assessment he has made of the effect of those levels of business rates on the battery storage sector.

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Philip Hammond: ...has driven an unparalleled increase in our living standards over the past 50 years. We on the Conservative Benches reject his approach outright. The market economy embraces talent, creates opportunity and provides jobs for millions and the tax revenues that underpin our public services, so we will go on supporting British businesses. We are reducing business rates by more than £10...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Spring Statement - consultations (13 Mar 2018)

Philip Hammond: .... This will explore how the Government can further support digital payments, ensure the ability to pay by cash is available for those who need it, and crack down on the minority who use cash to evade tax and launder money. Business rates: delivering more frequent revaluations – a summary of responses to a consultation on the implementation of more frequent revaluations of...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (13 Mar 2018)

Jeff Smith: The Government raised business rates on rooftop solar schemes by up to 800% last year, and it now appears that on-site battery storage is likely to go the same way. Given that gas combined heat and power has been exempted from business rates, should not the Government do the same for solar and battery storage to support clean energy?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance Settlement 2018-19 (12 Mar 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...membership of the Select Committee, which I have just had the pleasure to appear before, that we are looking very hard at the structure of local government financing, both increasing the amount of business rates retentions to 75% and introducing a new needs-based formula that takes into account updated needs and resources. I know his Committee will play a huge part in making sure that we...

National Planning Policy Framework - Statement (6 Mar 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...includes the viability of town centres. We need our communities to be sustainable in terms of infrastructure, and town centres are really important. Can the Minister say a little bit about that? It is not just the planning; issues such as business rates are also important. Finally, the consultation also talks about sustainable transport. Transport needs to be built into communities as...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Holiday Accommodation: Non-Domestic Rates (6 Mar 2018)

Matthew Offord: To ask the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of owners of holiday properties who have registered for the small business rates relief.

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2018 [Draft] (6 Mar 2018)

Derek Mackay: ...accommodation. There is a strong increase for capital funding as well, primarily supporting the Government’s efforts on early learning and childcare. There are also further investments, which have been debated previously, to meet our ambitious housing targets. I argue that our business rates package is the most generous in the United Kingdom and that our specific measures support...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates (5 Mar 2018)

Tim Farron: ...Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that non-commercial rooftop solar cells and storage installed on public buildings are not charged business rates.

Retail Trade: Online Suppliers - Question (28 Feb 2018)

Lord Deben: Is my noble friend aware that this is a dangerous situation and requires urgent action? I refer noble Lords to my entry in the register of interests. Retailers have to pay business rates, which means that they start off at a significant disadvantage. They have to contribute to the producer responsibility levies—another disadvantage. They have to pay the proper apprenticeship...

Scottish Parliament: Early Years and Childcare (28 Feb 2018)

Maree Todd: ...and just expects the sector to get on with it while faced with all these increases. NDNA will continue to lobby the government to address this appalling situation until a fair hourly funding rate and business rates relief for nurseries are forthcoming.” Do you agree that, in contrast—

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Wolverhampton City Council: Local Government Finance (23 Feb 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...has core spending power per dwelling of £2,029 compared to an average for Metropolitan Districts of £1,786. Wolverhampton is also part of the West Midlands Combined Authority and is a 100 per cent business rates retention pilot, enabling the authority to benefit from an increased share of business rates growth across the pilot area. As part of my on going engagement with local...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 3 (21 Feb 2018)

Derek Mackay: ...of Scotland development agency. We will double to £122 million the funding allocated to the city region deals. This Government is investing in economic growth in the teeth of Tory cuts and Tory opposition. On business rates, we will offer the most attractive package of non-domestic rates relief anywhere in the United Kingdom, amounting to more than £720 million. Of course, we...

Review of Post-18 Education and Funding - Statement (20 Feb 2018)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...for using RPI to calculate student loan interest rates. RPI is no longer a National Statistic and has been widely discredited. In its Autumn Budget the Government acknowledged that the use of RPI was unfair for business rates, and the Committee is unconvinced by the case put forward for its use”, by the then Minister. The committee goes on: “The Government should abandon the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Trusts: Non-domestic Rates (20 Feb 2018)

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing NHS Trusts with additional funding to offset business rates costs.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Non-domestic Rates (20 Feb 2018)

Joan Ryan: ...of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government on relieving financial pressures on the NHS as a result of business rates.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Museums and Galleries: Finance (20 Feb 2018)

Michael Ellis: ...over the past decade from 2007-08 to 2016-17. On average this amounted to £844m per year. The Mendoza Review identified further sources of funding that could not be quantified, including: business rates relief; gift aid; European funding; and one-off grants. The Museums and Galleries Tax Relief supporting permanent and temporary exhibitions has come into effect since the Mendoza...

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