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Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (12 Jul 2011)

Matthew Offord: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions his Department has had with business organisations on his proposal for local authorities to retain business rates.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Taxation (12 Jul 2011)

Bob Neill: The Local Government Resource Review is developing proposals to allow councils to retain their locally-raised business rates. We will also introduce tax increment financing powers, allowing councils to fund key infrastructure projects by borrowing against future increases in business rates. We will be consulting on proposals shortly. Tax increment financing and the retention of business rates...

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Income (12 Jul 2011)

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether additional income from proposed changes to business rates will be retained by local authorities.

Business of the House (7 Jul 2011)

Barbara Keeley: Last week, the Deputy Prime Minister made the following announcement at a conference in Birmingham: “We will localise…business rates. No ifs, no buts, no maybes.” The localisation of business rates is a key policy change that could make the difference to the city of Salford of a loss of £36 million, while the City of London could gain £550 million. May we therefore...

Energy and Climate Change: Biogas Technology (7 Jul 2011)

Gregory Barker: ...keen that where any renewable energy installation occurs in a local community, the local community should share in the wider benefits and the financial benefits, helping them to retain some of the business rates in their community and potentially to take ownership of those assets through community share ownership. There is a whole range of community benefits, but we need to do a better job...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (7 Jul 2011)

David Blunkett: the aggregate income of (a) the City of Westminster and (b) the City of Sheffield between 2011-12 and 2012-13 attributable to the Deputy Prime Minister's proposals for the future apportionment of business rates.

Localism Bill: Committee (5th Day) (5 Jul 2011)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...does no more than make provision for the localisation of the business rate in due course. In the absence of such an adjustment, by what mechanism will these calculations take account of localised business rates, should that be where we end up? Prior to this happening, perhaps the Minister will confirm the position of redistributive non-domestic rates. Will he confirm that currently, taking...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: New Clause 12 — Report on capital allowances (4 Jul 2011)

Dawn Primarolo: ...In section 1052 in subsection (2) after paragraph (a) insert— “(e) incurred on premises costs (f) incurred on design costs (g) incurred on patent, trade mark, registered design, copyright, design right or plant breeder’s right (see section 1139)”. (11B) After section 1142 add— “1142A Premises costs (1) In this part “premises costs” means...

Business of the House (30 Jun 2011)

Hilary Benn: hit the front pages than a source was briefing that it was back-of-the-envelope stuff: “He…should know better. This is not the way you make policy.” A few days later, the Deputy Prime Minister announced the localisation of business rates, again outside the House of Commons. Here are two major policy announcements. In one case, it seems that the Cabinet has not even had...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Connectivity (30 Jun 2011)

Elaine Murray: ...possible models of public sector involvement was published in 2010. One of the issues that were flagged up by Reform Scotland, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and BT as militating against investment in rural areas concerned business rates on optical fibre, which is currently rated by the kilometre. Clearly, that adds to the cost per consumer in more remote and less populated areas, so I...

Points of Order (29 Jun 2011)

Barbara Keeley: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The media were briefed this morning that the Deputy Prime Minister was announcing to a conference in Birmingham a significant policy change on business rates in local councils. Mr Speaker, you have said that the Government should explain and answer first to Parliament, so can you tell us whether the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Jun 2011)

David Cameron: ...per gallon. That makes a difference. We also, with the banks, have the Merlin agreement for extra lending to small business, we have also cut corporation tax for small business and we have helped on business rates for small business. This is a very small business-friendly Government.

Localism Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (28 Jun 2011)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: I am sorry. I promise not to interrupt the noble Lord again, well maybe no more than once. I accept that what are being relieved by this provision are NNDR-the business rates-but the clause requires that when making judgments about discretionary relief there must be, "regard to the interests of persons liable to pay council tax". Currently, they are the people who bear the cost of the...

Localism Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (28 Jun 2011)

Lord Shutt of Greetland: July. The review is looking at both local retention of rates and tax increment financing as we need to make sure that tax increment financing proposals are consistent with our wider proposals on business rates retention. The amendment appears to increase the rates liability of businesses, whereas tax increment financing, as generally understood, does not increase the business rates that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Corporation Tax (28 Jun 2011)

Sammy Wilson: see that the Ulster Unionist Party has demurred from its past position on how to reduce the costs. In its manifesto, it had a rather enigmatic phrase; it said that we could offset the cost by looking innovatively at business rates. I do not know what that means. I see Mr Cree in the Chamber, so he might want to tell us what it means. The only way that I can see how you would look...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Shops: Empty Property (28 Jun 2011)

Bob Neill: ...of our communities and neighbourhoods. We have introduced additional small business rate relief for two years from October 2010 which will help small firms and small shops, and reflect the fact that business rates are often the third biggest outgoing after staff and rent. We are consulting on changes to the use class order, which would include allowing empty commercial premises to be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Final Stage (27 Jun 2011)

Sammy Wilson: ...spent money creating a master plan for town centres and picked out a number of vulnerable towns; it put money into key projects in those town centres to regenerate them. In the Budget, I announced that my Department would spend money on giving a small business rates relief. The idea of the small business rates relief was to ensure that small, vulnerable businesses, especially those in town...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: The Economy (22 Jun 2011)

Richard Graham: ...supporting environmental good causes. I agree that we need to do more to boost growth. I have been asking the Government to do more to help small businesses take up apprenticeships. I believe that the return of business rates to councils will incentivise them to drive up support for our businesses. I believe strongly in enterprise zones, and I hope that the Government will look carefully...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Enterprise Zones: Non-domestic Rates (21 Jun 2011)

John Denham: ...of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1179W, on enterprise zones: non-domestic rates, if he will estimate the monetary value of business rates to be retained by local authorities over the 25 years following the establishment of the enterprise zones set out in The Plan for Growth taking account of the location, size and...

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