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Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (4 Dec 2017)

the Bishop of Portsmouth: ...this great ship. My second point concerns social care—the subject of another great silence. I did not hear a syllable on it pass the Chancellor’s lips. The status quo is bad enough. The decision to link business rates to CPI, not RPI, is no arcane statistical recalibration. It may be good for business; it is surely bad for hard-pressed local authorities, reducing their already...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Business Premises: Valuation (4 Dec 2017)

Bill Esterson: ...pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2017 to Question 115208 on business premises: valuation, what plans he has to change the amount charged by the Valuation Office Agency to revalue properties for business rates purposes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (4 Dec 2017)

Maria Caulfield: The move to calculate business rates using CPI instead of RPI is reducing bills for many small businesses across the country, but 62 councils are yet to move to CPI despite the Government providing Budget funding. What are the Government doing to ensure that all councils use CPI to calculate their business rates?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates (1 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: Business rates are based on valuations from the Valuation Office Agency and we are not involved in their independent assessments. My Department has put in place a £3.6 billion transitional relief scheme to support ratepayers in England, including those in the solar power sector, at the 2017 revaluation. The scheme ensures that annual increases in rate bills caused by the revaluation are...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (1 Dec 2017)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to implement an up-to-date needs assessment for local authority area funding in the absence of the 100 per cent business rates retention scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates (1 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: My Department does not hold information on business rates liabilities. Business rates are based on valuations from the Valuation Office Agency and we are not involved in their independent assessments.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates (1 Dec 2017)

Justin Madders: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent meetings his Department has had with representatives of the solar industry on business rates for rooftop solar power.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates (1 Dec 2017)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received from the solar power industry on how rooftop solar power is treated in business rates.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Renewable Energy: Non-domestic Rates (1 Dec 2017)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how battery storage technologies installed in commercial premises are assessed for business rates.

Inequalities - Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2017)

Lord Beecham: .... There does not seem to be consistency in the Government’s approach to these matters. While we are thinking about financing local government, the revenue support grant is now disappearing and councils will have to rely much more on business rates. We have yet to understand from the Government how that will work. Perhaps the noble Lord will indicate in his reply, if he is able to,...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Hinkley Point C Power Station: Non-domestic Rates (30 Nov 2017)

Stephen Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Hinkley Point C will be on the central rating list for business rates.

Scottish Parliament: Childcare (Access to Childminders) (30 Nov 2017)

Maree Todd: ...wage commitment for childcare workers, will support financially sustainable early learning and childcare provision across all sectors. To support providers, we will introduce a new 100 per cent business rates relief for day nurseries from April 2018.

Education: Early Years - Question for Short Debate (29 Nov 2017)

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe: ...a loss when providing funded places for 15 hours a week. It is not hard to see why. Nurseries are expected to employ graduates; pay wages above the national living wage rates, which increase at least once a year; pay contributions to employees’ pensions; pay increased business rates; serve high-quality, nutritious meals to combat the obesity epidemic; provide high-quality...

Scottish Parliament: Non-domestic Rates (Arm’s-length External Organisations) (29 Nov 2017)

Andy Wightman: ...Local Government and Planning, published a response to the consultation document “Supporting Business, Promoting Growth” in which he said that the Scottish Government would “conduct a thorough and comprehensive review of the whole business rates system” by 2017, which would deliver “a fairer, simpler and more efficient business rates system.” That review...

Scottish Parliament: Small Business Saturday 2017 (29 Nov 2017)

David Torrance: ...group of workers in the labour market. The Scottish Government’s small business bonus scheme has helped a variety of small businesses to thrive in local high streets by removing many of them from business rates and allowing them to flourish. Local councils can also provide additional relief, and in certain parts of the country that has proved successful at regenerating small local...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Justin Madders: ...none of them appears to have made it into the Budget. We have heard a lot of talk about how we are lagging behind in terms of productivity, and one of the asks I had was about changing the way that business rates operate and currently act as a disincentive to invest in certain types of plant and machinery. On the housing announcements, expanding the ability of local authorities to borrow...

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill - Report (28 Nov 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...of the switchover to fibre from our old copper broadband network. This is important as we need to increase the take-up of fibre at a faster pace, and it is recognised that an exemption from business rates could prove an incentive to speed up the process and get more of our outdated network on to a fibre network in a shorter period of time. Amendment 4 in my name adds a new clause which...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Combined Heat and Power: Non-domestic Rates (28 Nov 2017)

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of gas CHP plant qualifies as Good Quality for the purposes of exemption from business rates.


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