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Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (14 Dec 2010)

Bob Neill: The local government resource review will consider proposals to introduce greater incentives for local authorities to promote economic growth by allowing them to retain locally raised business rates, and introduce new powers to enable local authorities to carry out tax increment financing. The review will be carried out by my Department.

Local Government: Finance — Statement (13 Dec 2010)

Lord Bates: ...Government are reducing top-down bureaucracy through the comprehensive spending and performance reviews, freeing up councils from ring-fencing and giving them the potential to earn greater sums through business rates and the new homes bonus?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Local Government Finance (13 Dec 2010)

Eric Pickles: ...greater control over their budgets. With very few exceptions, we have ended grant ring-fencing so that councils can decide for themselves how their money is spent. We will also allow them to borrow against future business rates receipts. Councils now have the freedom and responsibility to concentrate on what residents want: protecting front-line services. To support them, I have set aside...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Business Rates (13 Dec 2010)

Bob Neill: This Government are clear that helping small shops and businesses grow is a crucial part of rebalancing and rebuilding the economy. We have already taken action through the business rates system to support that aim. We have doubled small business rate relief for one year. That measure is currently saving approximately half a million businesses £390 million in taxes, with over a third of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Police Authority Grants (England and Wales) (13 Dec 2010)

Nick Herbert: ...9,341(2) 8,830(2) 8,660 8,546 % cash change in total Government funding -4% -5% -2% -1% (1)How this funding is paid to the police may change as a result of potential changes to the retention of business rates. (2)This includes a small amount of funding that will form part of a contingency fund, which is not shown in the table above. Indicative allocations of...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (13 Dec 2010)

Bob Neill: ...introduce powers to allow tax increment financing and we will move as quickly as possible to do so. We are considering how to deliver tax increment financing in the context of our wider proposals on business rates retention. The Local Government Resource Review will look at both issues in the round and develop proposals by July 2011.

[Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] — Backbench Business — The Future of Pubs (9 Dec 2010)

Bob Neill: ...or activity, and of course a pub could qualify under those circumstances. Members will know, too, that we are committed to a comprehensive local government resource review of the whole picture of business rates. That will move quickly, starting in January and finishing in June next year. In a short period, there will be the localism Bill, that resource review and the consultation on the...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance Settlement 2011-12 (9 Dec 2010)

John Swinney: ...the council tax freeze for a fourth year, and a further £20 million to honour the commitments on public-private partnership schools projects that were approved by the previous Administration. That support continues the removal of, or reduction in, business rates for the smallest businesses in Scotland. Last year I reported to the Parliament the results of a joint review that was...

Local Authority Grants: Impact of Cuts — Debate (9 Dec 2010)

Lord Shipley: ...that we are not redistributing from poorer to richer areas, and that no council suffers a disproportionate drop in income, thereby requiring a higher rate of redundancy funded out of their revenues. We need to know more about the role of business rates, because I understand from the debate in the other place on Monday night that the Government are heading for a surplus on business rates,...

Business of the House (9 Dec 2010)

Tom Blenkinsop: May we have a debate in the House about why £2 billion in business rates is being withheld from local authorities until 2013-14, prior to a general election, while the Government are still insisting that front-loaded cuts be imposed on local authorities at present?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland Bill (9 Dec 2010)

Annabel Goldie: ...a real financial stake in the success of the Scottish economy. Those powers offer a huge opportunity for the Scottish Conservatives. We are the party that froze council tax bills—cutting them in real terms—and reduced small business rates. Now we have the opportunity to argue for tax competition within the UK, to encourage and reward the Scottish entrepreneurial spirit that...

Seaside Towns (Regeneration) — [Mr David Crausby in the Chair] (8 Dec 2010)

John Penrose: ...trying to impose the change on another. We have the opportunity to build such a consensus, because the Bill is to go into Committee, and I welcome that. There were a couple of comments about VAT and business rates. That is a tremendously important area, but I am conscious of time coming to an end, so I shall be brief. We dealt with business rates during an intervention, pointing out that...

Energy Industry (East Anglia) (7 Dec 2010)

Charles Hendry: ...host them. That is why, in the localism Bill, to be published shortly, we will discuss how local communities can derive much greater direct benefit from the facilities that they host, both financially, for local business rates for a number of years, and through community ownership. Examples throughout the country include Westmill community wind farm in Oxfordshire, which is 100% community...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus: Buildings (7 Dec 2010)

Chris Grayling: holding answer 6 December 2010 The (national) average cost per square metre for Jobcentre Plus premises is £373.29, which includes rent, business rates and other components that make up the unitary charge paid by the Department to Telereal Trillium for the provision of fully fitted and serviced accommodation. The average for London is £483.48.

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Local Government Funding (6 Dec 2010)

Graham Jones: .... Conservative Members say that we have no suggestions, but my right hon. Friend the Member for Salford and Eccles (Hazel Blears), who is not in her place, suggested more flexible use of the business rates, which the Secretary of State touched on earlier. Let me give him another suggestion. If he stopped scratching his head and listened to me, he might learn a thing or two. Hyndburn...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus: Deptford (6 Dec 2010)

Chris Grayling: The cost per square metre for the Jobcentre Plus premises at 120-124 high street, Deptford for the year 2009-10 was £400.44. This includes rent (at £59.46 per square metre), business rates, and other components that make up the unitary charge paid by the Department to Telereal Trillium for the provision of fully fitted and serviced accommodation.

Backbench Business — [12th Allotted Day]: Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (2 Dec 2010)

Roger Gale: ...Walsall North said, costs £348,000 a year over the life of the lease. I am still waiting-IPSA is out of time on this-for a freedom of information follow-up to tell me how much IPSA is spending on business rates, heating, lighting, cleaning, service charges, depreciation and all the other costs. That figure has to be in excess of £500,000. I note that Mr Speaker has said that he...

Public Bill Committee: National Insurance Contributions Bill (2 Dec 2010)

Richard Harrington: ...that it is a good thing, which would provide a boost in certain regions, but that for someone wanting to set up a small business, it would be just one of a number of factors? Those include rent, business rates—a huge burden on anyone considering opening a shop or any other form of business—national insurance, income tax, corporation tax and a whole series of taxes and obstacles...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (2 Dec 2010)

Derek Brownlee: ...never had the chance to say during my five years in Parliament: Mike Rumbles made a fair point. I am glad that he is here to hear that. In relation to the point that he made to Joe FitzPatrick about business rates, it is absolutely within the Scottish Government's competence and ability to offer incentives to sectors. It did so for the renewables sector, and I am aware of no reason why it...


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