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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Houses: Closures (6 Sep 2018)

Richard Harrington: ...the importance of pubs to communities and the high street. At Spring Budget 2017, my rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a package of support for pubs in England with their business rates. This provided a £1,000 discount to all pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000. This scheme was extended by an additional year into 2018/19 at Autumn Budget. The...

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Solar Power (5 Sep 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: ...the potential effect on encouraging people and businesses to be more environmentally-friendly and on energy security of establishing an exemption from any valuation uplift of business premises for business rates purposes when solar panels have been fitted.

Scottish Parliament: Retail Representatives in Renfrewshire (Meetings) (5 Sep 2018)

Derek Mackay: ...businesses across Scotland, including many in Renfrewshire, as part of our on-going engagement with business sectors. My colleagues and I have had several meetings recently to discuss issues such as business rates, town centre regeneration and the economy.

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2018-19 (5 Sep 2018)

Murdo Fraser: ...of implementing the Scottish National Party’s policy objective of removing the current exemption. It has always seemed to me to be totally illogical that the same Barclay review that proposes a new exemption from business rates for children’s nurseries that provide education, many of which charge fees and are profit making, at the same time proposes removing a business rates...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Sep 2018)

Theresa May: My hon. Friend is right to highlight the importance of using the tax system in a responsible way. It is right that businesses make a contribution to their local area through the business rates, but this should be as fair as possible. That is why we have improved the system and made changes worth over £10 billion to businesses, including taking 600,000 small businesses out of paying...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Coventry (4 Sep 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...will receive over £1.2 billion of core spending power during this period. In addition to the settlement funding local authorities estimate that in 2018-19 they will keep around £2.4 billion in business rates growth. Based on their 2018-19 forecasts, the Warwickshire Business Rates Pool would receive £31 million above baseline funding level under 50 per cent retention,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Retail Trade: Closures (4 Sep 2018)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of business rates on the number retail businesses closing.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Small Businesses (4 Sep 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...a panel of industry leaders to diagnose the issues currently affecting our high streets, and advise on the best long-term approach to help their revival. The Government has introduced a range of business rates reforms and measures worth over £10 billion to 2023. This includes increasing the threshold for Small Business Rates Relief, meaning over 600,000 small businesses - occupiers of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Valuation Office Agency: Staff (4 Sep 2018)

Mel Stride: ...(VOA) Business Plan for 2017-19 estimated a reduction of approximately 1000 full-time equivalent staff by 2019-20. The Chancellor’s 2018 Spring Statement announced the bringing forward of the business rates revaluation to 2021 and triennial revaluations going forward. The VOA are currently reviewing the requirements needed to meet these commitments.

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2018-19 (4 Sep 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: ..., we will ensure that the business environment in Scotland remains competitive and that we are providing the support that business needs to thrive. We have already implemented key recommendations of the Barclay review of business rates, such as relief for new builds and property improvements, and for day nurseries. I can confirm today that we will introduce a non-domestic rates bill to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Children (25 Jul 2018)

Lord Agnew of Oulton: ...the 2018-19 settlement for local government, which has provided a £1.3 billion increase in resources to local government over the next two years, from £44.3 billion in 2017-18 to £45.6 billion in 2019-20. In addition, the current business rates retention scheme is yielding strong results. Local authorities estimate that in 2018-19 they will keep around £2.4 billion in...

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: ...Communities and Local Government, my right hon. Friend the Member for Bromsgrove (Sajid Javid). It explained that when it accepted the four-year revenue support grant settlement, it did so on the basis that business rates would remain the same, with 100% retention, and that the new homes bonus would also remain the same. It has subsequently been reduced. I suppose that the most worrying...

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill - Second Reading (24 Jul 2018)

Baroness Pinnock: and are cared for before sale be included—if they are shrubs or trees, they might be there for a year or for several years? Will the totality of that business be classed as a garden centre and be liable to business rates, or will some element of that, too, be exempted as a consequence of the Bill? Once the definition is clarified, it would be helpful to understand the impact of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (24 Jul 2018)

Melanie Onn: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount paid in business rates by (a) private, (b) volunteering and (c)independent childcare providers in the last 12 months.

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (24 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: Today, my department has published the “2019-20 Local Government Finance Settlement: technical consultation” as well as an “Invitation to Local Authorities in England to pilot 75% Business Rates Retention in 2019/20”. The technical consultation reiterates this Government’s intention for the 2019-20 Settlement to confirm the final year of the 2016-17 multi-year...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Funding Allocation (23 Jul 2018)

Nigel Mills: ...pilots. Does my hon. Friend agree that local councils could achieve a double whammy by encouraging local growth and creating more jobs, and also by raising their own funds through the increased business rates?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Research and Innovation: Taxation (20 Jul 2018)

Lord Henley: Like many other non-departmental bodies, UKRI’s tax liabilities include VAT and business rates. As UKRI is a new body, we are working with HMRC and HMT to ensure it pays the necessary and appropriate levels of tax. While details are being worked out, UKRI is meeting all new costs centrally and there has been no impact on Research Council spending. UKRI estimates the potential additional...

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates (19 Jul 2018)

Lord Allen of Kensington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the business rates system; and when they expect to make any resulting changes to the system of business rates in England.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (18 Jul 2018)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the impact of business rates revaluation on childcare providers, and (2) the provision of 100 per cent business rates applied to childcare providers in Scotland.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Second Homes: Holiday Accommodation (17 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Holding answer received on 17 July 2018 Second homes are liable for council tax, not business rates. However, where a property is available for letting commercially for short periods totalling at least 140 days per year, then it will be assessed for business rates and added to the business rates list. As of June 2018, there were 47,307 holiday lets liable for business rates in...

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