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Council Tax and Second Homes (26 Jun 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...views on the design of their areas and ultimately to approve neighbourhood plans via a referendum. Lastly, my hon. Friend expressed his concern about the possibility that some second-homeowners may be registering their properties for business rates and consequently not paying their share in council tax. Indeed, I have discussed this issue not just with my hon. Friend, but with my hon....

Hinkley Point C - Question (26 Jun 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: I thank the noble Lord for that Answer, but I think the local community were expecting something a little sooner, from business rates, which would have come in the local government finance Bill, but that was not in the Queen’s Speech. I take into account what the Minister said, but, given that Hinkley is already under construction, the local council there does not feel that the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Greater London (26 Jun 2018)

Nick Hurd: .../19 including the £174m National and International Capital City (NICC) Grant and over £640m in precept, up by £49m from last year. In addition, the Mayor decided to provide additional funding from business rates income, meaning that the MPS will receive a total of £110m additional funding this year compared to 2017/18. Decisions on future funding levels, including the...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: ...the most. There must be fair compensation and clear benefits for local people. I have argued with the aviation Minister, the chief executive of Heathrow airport and others that a greater share of the business rates must rightly come to Slough. The waste facility in Colnbrook would need to be rebuilt in Slough, along with a training and skills hub. More than 4,000 Slough residents rely on...

Business of the House: Court Closures: Calderdale (21 Jun 2018)

Holly Lynch: ...will always play an important role in the infrastructure of justice provision. I have discussed the situation with local law firms in Halifax and, disappointingly but unsurprisingly, three firms that specialised in criminal law have relocated since the courts closed. That is jobs and business rates gone from our area. Solicitor Mark Baxendale of Baxendale Vanzie solicitors told me that he...

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Scotland (21 Jun 2018)

Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the business community on reducing small business rates in line with those rates in Scotland.

Scottish Parliament: Provisional Outturn 2017-18 (21 Jun 2018)

Derek Mackay: ...to the UK Government, with considerable vindication, the impact that Brexit will have on Scotland’s economy. The actions that we are taking include creating the most comprehensive package of business rates relief anywhere in the United Kingdom, increasing spending in the economy portfolio by 64 per cent, increasing investment in business research by 70 per cent, establishing a new...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Music Venues (21 Jun 2018)

Rupa Huq: ...of extinction. The Spinning Wheel in Ealing is now a Sainsbury’s and The Castle in Acton is earmarked to become student housing. What are the Government doing to protect our pubs from rocketing business rates, greedy developers and, now, the shortage of CO2 that is threatening to take the fizz out of beer for fans?

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill - Committee (19 Jun 2018)

Lord Shipley: ...a crucial, related issue: second homes that are substantially, although not completely, unoccupied. The Minister may be aware of a parliamentary petition to close the loophole that allows second home owners to pay business rates rather than council tax. The petition states: “In England, second home owners can avoid council tax by claiming to be a business if they say they are...

Short-Term Holiday Lets - Question (19 Jun 2018)

Lord Campbell-Savours: My Lords, short-term holiday lets, including Airbnb, can now be classified as business premises. Under the small business rates relief scheme, if the rateable value is under £12,000 a small business pays neither business rates nor council tax—effectively it pays no tax—a system that can be abused. How many properties fall under this category and what is the cost to the public...

Scottish Parliament: Glasgow School of Art Fire (19 Jun 2018)

Fiona Hyslop: ...credit for its evacuation plans. There are a number of immediate issues in relation to the economy of Sauchiehall Street to do with access beyond the cordon and the short-term zero rating of business rates, which I understand is happening. I understand that Glasgow City Council’s leader is meeting businesses this afternoon. Let us hear from them about their views and concerns. The...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (18 Jun 2018)

Jeremy Lefroy: Will my hon. Friend advise me on when Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire will get their business rates retention?

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Andrew Jones: ...for years or even decades, impacting on the attractiveness of the high street. Persuading the owners to bring those shops back into use is difficult because they are listed buildings and incur no business rates as long as they are empty—they are simply decaying. May we have a debate to explore how to use the business rate system to incentivise or even compel shop owners to bring...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances (14 Jun 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the recipients of business rates relief.

Parking Charges: Chippenham (13 Jun 2018)

Michelle Donelan: ...areas have introduced sensible parking systems, which speaks volumes—the evidence base is there. For example, Braintree introduced a parking charge of 10p after 3 pm, and 10p all day on Sunday. Figures show that more than 44,000 extra cars took advantage of that over the course of the year, thus increasing business rates and footfall in the town. Local authorities in Middlesbrough...

Business Rates — [James Gray in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

Rachael Maskell: My constituents will be very disappointed by the Minister’s response, because he did not respond to the specific questions I raised. We have a broken business rates system. The fact that the system takes only £30 billion but requires £9 billion of relief is in itself evidence that it is broken and in need of urgent repair. In the light of the many cases that hon. Members have...

Coastal Erosion — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Hugo Swire: I hear what the Minister says about local businesses helping, but in a town such as Sidmouth, where the average local business is a small retailer already suffering under business rates and with lack of footfall on the high street, is it realistic to expect such smaller companies to contribute?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Feed-in Tariff Scheme (12 Jun 2018)

Tim Farron: ...in his work due to the impending closure of the scheme. He has kept going by diversifying, but many other firms have gone to the wall. Ben urgently needs policy clarity from next March, and to see business rates on commercial rooftop solar abolished. What steps will the Minister take to ensure that these rates are abolished and that the growth of small green businesses such as Ben’s...


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