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Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Post-16 Education Funding (28 Mar 2011)

Justin Tomlinson: expand apprenticeships for post-16s. Does my right hon. Friend agree that small businesses could be encouraged and informed of these schemes by including promotional material in the annual business rates mailing?

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property (28 Mar 2011)

David Gauke: ...have balanced the ability to take action on empty property relief (EPR) and the support it would offer businesses against the costs involved, targeted support that we have already provided on business rates and the overriding need to reduce public expenditure and support the economy generally by reducing the deficit. Taking these matters into consideration the Government have concluded...

Amendment of the Law (24 Mar 2011)

Damian Collins: .... Along with colleagues, I will use my local enterprise partnership to lobby for the creation of an enterprise zone in our area. One of the aspects of enterprise zones that interests me most is that areas will keep the uplift in business rates generated by the zones to reinvest in their communities. A White Paper on local growth published last year by the Department for Business,...

Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2011)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...Tribunal Service is a non-departmental public body that provides administrative support and all the services required by the Valuation Tribunal for England, which hears appeals on council tax and business rates-in other words, national non-domestic rates. Taken together, the Valuation Tribunal for England and the Valuation Tribunal Service-I will use the acronyms from now on-provide an...

Amendment of the Law (23 Mar 2011)

Jo Johnson: regime of any major western economy, and to reverse our slide down the global competitiveness rankings. Already, the coalition Government have reversed planned increases in payroll taxes and lowered small business rates. As we heard from the Chancellor this afternoon, they will accelerate reductions in corporation tax so that by 2014, the rate falls to 23%—the lowest ever rate in...

Dangerous and Reckless Cycling (Offences): Clause 1 — charter for budget responsibility (22 Mar 2011)

Chris Leslie: ...they do not want to give certain powers to councils. Their approach on planning is confused. Will they relax Sunday trading laws? There is speculation all over the place. There is even confusion over business rates. The Minister’s colleagues in HMRC have issued 40 different consultations, discussion documents, updates and responses on tax changes since the previous Budget, which, as...

Regional Development (North-East) (22 Mar 2011)

Tom Blenkinsop: ...are expected to be chosen by Ministers on the basis of submissions by councils and business leaders. To address fears that this is a top-down initiative that might sideline town halls and local enterprise partnerships, the Chancellor will say that local authorities will be able to keep all of the business rates that they raise in the new zones. However, retention of the business rates will...

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property (22 Mar 2011)

Harriett Baldwin: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is reviewing the application of business rates to empty property as part of the Budget process.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (21 Mar 2011)

Sammy Wilson: ...continue to be held at 30% and small business rate-relief schemes provide help to around 20,000 smaller commercial properties. Members are also aware that, as a part of the Budget process, the Executive wish to rebalance the system of business rates so that smaller businesses get help while increased support is provided by those with the broadest shoulders. My Department will bring forward...

Business of the House (17 Mar 2011)

George Young: ...the issue of the business rate. As my hon. Friend knows, there are no such provisions in the Localism Bill that is before the House. The coalition Government propose to reform the arrangements for business rates, so there may be legislation in a future Session.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Hinkley Point C power station (17 Mar 2011)

Charles Hendry: ...are creating a framework of incentives for local authorities to deliver sustainable economic development. This includes consideration of proposals to deliver better incentives, through the business rates system, for local authorities to promote growth. The Local Government Resource Review will deliver proposals on this by July this summer.

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (17 Mar 2011)

Eric Pickles: ...incentives, is driven by local decision making and breaks this dependency. I have therefore set up a review of local government resources that will consider how we can recast the distribution of business rates and formula grant to deliver a more effective income stream for councils. The focus will be to free up as many local authorities as possible from dependency on central Government...

Scottish Parliament: Secretary of State for Scotland (Meetings) (17 Mar 2011)

Mike Rumbles: ...Ballater last September to which the First Minister sent the Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism. It proved to be a complete and unmitigated disaster. Ballater businesses faced increases in business rates of between 80 and 140 per cent, yet the Government did nothing to protect them. Sixteen of those businesses used to pay £27,000, but they now pay £87,000. Thousands of...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Town Centres (15 Mar 2011)

Greg Clark: ...incentives for housing and business growth, through the new homes bonus and changes to the community infrastructure levy and we are considering options to enable councils to retain locally-raised business rates and to grant business rate discounts if they wish. The "town centre first" policy will continue to be strongly expressed in national planning policy currently under review through...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget 2011-15: Programme for Expenditure (9 Mar 2011)

Sammy Wilson: ...the financial position of the Executive. The new Assembly and Executive can continue to improve the economic environment, making it fairer for our small and medium-sized enterprises. For example, Members will be aware that I want to rebalance the system of business rates. My Department will also bring forward proposals to significantly extend the small business rate relief scheme from...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (9 Mar 2011)

Bob Neill: ...for 2012-13 are available at: The Local Government Resource Review will consider options to enable councils to retain their locally-raised business rates, and will deliver proposals this year. Such an approach will help set free many local councils from dependency on central Government funding and provide incentives, through the...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Council Tax Benefits (7 Mar 2011)

Bob Neill: incentives that will be introduced through the Government's plans on universal credit. Combined with other incentives-such as the new homes bonus and our proposals for the local retention of business rates-these changes will give councils a greater stake in the economic future of their local area. Government will want to work closely with local authorities and others to understand the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Budget 2011 – 2015 (4 Mar 2011)

Paul Frew: I welcome the statement, and I congratulate the Minister and the Executive on getting agreement. Can the Minister give any further details on rebalancing the system of business rates, which I welcome? This will be a difficult year for small businesses, particularly independent retailers in my constituency of North Antrim.

Written Answers — Scotland: Scottish Parliament: Finance (3 Mar 2011)

Michael Moore: ...Supplementary Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) 29,246.021 -116.335 29,129.686 Annually Managed Expenditure (AME) 3,445.177 201.158 3,646.335 Movements in Debtors and Creditors and Business Rates 213.808 143.000 356.80 Less : Supported Borrowing by Local Authorities 305.156 0 305.156 National Insurance Fund Payments towards Scottish National Health...

Scottish Parliament: There is a Better Way Campaign (3 Mar 2011)

Elaine Smith: ...the Scottish National Party Government telling us that it is bound by the grant imposed by the Tories, but it is simply not true that there are no other choices. Apart from SVR, such choices could include a properly considered large business supplement, business rates on land banks and empty properties, land value tax and a review of current big project spending priorities. There are a...

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