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Business, Innovation and Skills: Core Cities (8 Dec 2011)

Greg Clark: ...departments for different pots of cash, whether for roads or housing. Instead, we want to explore whether they can get one consolidated capital pot, to direct as they see fit. We want them to have the ability to set lower business rates for certain types of company. We already have very successful business improvement districts, and sometimes firms in a particular sector across a wider...

Business, Innovation and Skills: Business Taxation (8 Dec 2011)

Vincent Cable: Many SMEs will benefit from lower corporation tax, reforms to research and development tax credits, relief of business rates, increases in employer national insurance contribution thresholds and tax advantages in the 22 new enterprise zones.

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (8 Dec 2011)

Bob Neill: ...the Government’s formal proposals on distribution of formula grant to English local authorities for 2012-13. Total formula grant for 2012-13 will be £27.8 billion, of which redistributed business rates will be £23.1 billion, revenue support grant £477 million and police grant £4.2 billion. The 2010 spending review set out how the Government are tackling the...

Scottish Parliament: Regulatory Framework (8 Dec 2011)

Gavin Brown: ...2010, and calls on the Scottish Government to increase the use of BRIAs for legislation and regulation and to explain why it has not carried out a BRIA on either the proposed retail levy or the reform of empty property relief on business rates.”

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance Settlement 2012-13 (8 Dec 2011)

John Swinney: .... I will set out the terms of the provisional local government finance settlement for 2012-13, together with indicative figures for 2013-14 and 2014-15, and I will make a number of announcements on business rates. The local government finance settlement is a vital element of our relationship with local government. The settlement is outlined in the context of the Scottish Government and...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (8 Dec 2011)

...the Scottish Government to increase the use of BRIAs for legislation and regulation and to explain why it has not carried out a BRIA on either the proposed retail levy or the reform of empty property relief on business rates. The fourth question is, that amendment S4M-01523.1, in the name of Jackie Baillie, which seeks to amend motion S4M-01523, in the name of Michael Matheson, on violence...

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

Robin Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) cost to the public purse of appeals of business rates valuations in Worcester constituency in the last two years.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Parking: City of Westminster (7 Dec 2011)

Bob Neill: ...of London and the West End, particularly its impact on employees, small firms and sole traders. This Government have taken steps to support local high streets. Our plans for the local retention of business rates will mean that councils have a direct financial incentive in supporting business and retail growth in town centres. This is in contrast to the local government system we have...

Scottish Parliament: Autumn Budget Statement and the Scottish Economy (7 Dec 2011)

Richard Baker: ...downwards of growth forecasts. What impact will that have on the Scottish Government’s spending review? Will he revise his growth forecast figures? For example, what impact will it have on business rates revenue forecasts?

Chancellor of the Exchequer: The Economy (6 Dec 2011)

Edward Davey: ...rates. [Interruption.] Labour positions itself as the party of high interest rates, although a 1% rise in market interest rates adds £10 billion to mortgage bills—meaning that the average family with a mortgage will pay £1,000 more—and increases business rates by £7 billion and taxpayers’ costs by £21 billion. That would be the price of Labour...

Chancellor of the Exchequer: Topical Questions (6 Dec 2011)

David Gauke: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. The measure will provide support in the form of a reduction in business rates for more than 500,000 small businesses and 29% of all shops for the whole of the next financial year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (5 Dec 2011)

John Stevenson: The new homes bonus and the proposed changes in business rates provide a real opportunity for local government to develop its own tax base. Will the Secretary of State consider granting further additional tax-raising powers to local government to give it more financial independence?

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (5 Dec 2011)

Bob Neill: This Government are determined to support businesses—large and small—to support growth and build a stronger economy. In support of those aims, the Government announced two important business rates measures in the autumn statement. We will: double the levels of relief available to small business ratepayers for a further six months on top of the existing two-year scheme; and enable...

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Business (5 Dec 2011)

John Mann: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on plans to mitigate the effect on small retail businesses of the increase in business rates planned for April 2012.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Business Rates (5 Dec 2011)

Craig Whittaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to introduce a scheme for businesses experiencing financial difficulties to defer payment of business rates from April 2012.

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: New Homes Bonus (1 Dec 2011)

Grant Shapps: ...White Paper, to create a fairer and more balanced economy through encouraging growth. It will sit alongside the Government’s proposals to allow local authorities to benefit from economic growth by the local retention of business rates. Our reformed community infrastructure levy allows local authorities to ensure development contributes to the infrastructure needed to support growth...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (1 Dec 2011)

Bob Neill: .... The council estimates that it may make a final claim of around £2 million to the High Street Support scheme. By 27 October, Croydon council had provided £249,000 in hardship grants to businesses and £137,000 in business rates hardship relief. These sums form part of the council’s £882,000 local investment so far through the High Street Support scheme. The...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (1 Dec 2011)

Bob Neill: Given that details of the local retention of business rates and tax increment financing have not been finalised, no quantitative assessment has been made of the interaction between the two. The Government's consultation on the local retention of business rates set out two broad options to enable the implementation of tax increment finance, along with the potential benefits and risks in...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Non-Domestic Rates (1 Dec 2011)

Bob Neill: holding answer 25 November 2011 Our proposals for business rates retention will ensure a stable starting point so that no authority is worse off as a result of its business rates base at the outset of the new scheme. They also propose further protections to ensure councils can meet local needs, including a safety net for places in need of additional support, funded by a levy recovering a...

Autumn Budget Forecast — Statement (29 Nov 2011)

Lord Sassoon: ...of the rate at which they pay tax, and to get people investing in start-up Britain in 2012, for one year only, we will also waive any tax on capital gains invested through the new scheme. We can afford this with a freeze on the general capital gains tax threshold for next year. I also want to help existing small businesses which find the current economic conditions tough. Business rates...


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