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Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Retail Sector (1 May 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...retail sector, which is why we have provided more than £18 million in dedicated funding. It is also why in the 2017 autumn Budget we announced measures worth £2.3 billion over five years to cut business rates and improve the system’s fairness, which will support the retail sector.

Economic and Fiscal Outlook (30 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: ...growth rates and are less resilient to external shocks. We also know that we are spending a huge amount on debt interest. With the debt interest we spend—£50 billion a year—we could completely abolish council tax, business rates or fuel duty.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Funding (30 Apr 2018)

Jeremy Lefroy: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his appointment and welcome the news on the progress of fair funding, but will he look carefully at running more business rates retention pilots, particularly in my area of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, as I believe they provide at least a short-term answer to unfair funding?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Authority Finances (30 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Local government will have access to more than £45 billion in core spending power in this financial year. In addition, local authorities estimate that they will keep around £2.4 billion in business rates growth.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Apr 2018)

Mike Kane: Given that local services face a funding gap of at least £5.8 billion by 2019-20, when will the Minister provide an update on the roll-out of the 100% business rates retention pilots and end the uncertainty faced by Manchester City Council and Trafford Council, which cover my constituency?

Hospital (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill (27 Apr 2018)

Hospital (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill

School Funding: Social Care (25 Apr 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...plans to ensure individuals’ care and support needs continue to be met. While the long-term options are being resolved, it is right that funding for social care comes from a variety of sources, including business rates, general taxation and the social care precept. Delayed transfers of care is one area where that money is clearly making a difference. This Government are clear that no...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (24 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Government currently has no plans to review the level of business rates relief for childcare providers. The Government has introduced a package of support on business rates worth over £10 billion by 2023. This includes permanently doubling Small Business Rate Relief to 100 per cent, taking over 600,000 small businesses out of paying business rates entirely, and a £435 million...

Windrush: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (23 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...support rather than being burdened by sudden and unreasonable demands. The Bill will deliver the Government’s goal of supporting those businesses, by restoring accepted and understood practice in the business rates system. The Bill will also help those seeking a place to call home. It cannot be right that so many in our society are struggling to find somewhere to live while...

Written Answers — Treasury: Telecommunications: Taxation (23 Apr 2018)

Mel Stride: The government is introducing a five-year business rates relief for new fibre infrastructure to support the rollout of new fibre broadband infrastructure and future 5G communications to homes and businesses. In terms of their rates liability on existing fibre, telecom networks will benefit from recent measures to reduce the burden of business rates by over £10bn by 2023.

Backbench Business: UK Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (19 Apr 2018)

Colin Clark: ...living in the north-east of Scotland is higher—house prices were driven up by the boom years, so we have the highest council tax bills—and employers feel penalised by what they see to be very high business rates. The empty business property rates have unfortunately backfired and are encouraging landlords to take buildings down. It is important that we invest in the north-east...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (19 Apr 2018)

Philip Davies: ...Shipley, Bingley and Baildon, which are having a very difficult time? Could we discuss in particular how we can help them to compete against online retailers by, for instance, doing something about business rates, so that the bricks-and-mortar retailers that are so needed and so welcome on our high streets can continue to thrive rather than struggling, as I am afraid they are at the moment?

Written Answers — Treasury: Broadband: Small Businesses (19 Apr 2018)

Robert Jenrick: The government keeps all tax rates under review, and is already introducing a five-year business rates relief for new full-fibre infrastructure. The government has also launched a £190m Challenge Fund, the £67m nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme and the Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund with £400m of public investment to stimulate the market to build full-fibre...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Response to the Resolution of the House, 28th March 2018 (19 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...are responding to the sector’s request for more control over the money they raise as well as the tools to make this money go further. Local authorities already have a strong incentive to grow their economies through 50 per cent business rates retention and benefit from the additional income that growth in their business rates brings. Over 150 local authorities in sixteen pilot areas...

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (Programme): Industrial Strategy (18 Apr 2018)

Drew Hendry: ...£36,500 will receive a 2% rise, and a cash cap will be put on increases for those earning more than £80,000. There is new investment to ensure that Scotland is the best place to do business and invest. We are investing an extra £100 million to deliver the best business rates package in the UK, increasing investment in business research and development by 70%, and making a...

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Equipment (18 Apr 2018)

Vincent Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of removing from business rates (a) new investment in plant and machinery and (b) all plant and machinery.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband (18 Apr 2018)

Margot James: ...welcomes commercial investment in UK digital infrastructure such as Virgin Media’s Project Lightning and is working to encourage further investment through policies and funding. These include Business Rates Relief for fibre investment and the £200m Local Full Fibre Networks programme to fund locally-led projects that leverage commercial investment in full fibre broadband...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Telecommunications: Taxation (18 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Department does not hold information about business rates yield by type of property.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Points of Order (17 Apr 2018)

Rachael Maskell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I wonder whether you can advise me in relation to a response I received to a question today about the business rates consultation. I have had responses not only from Treasury Ministers, but from Ministers at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. After being forensic on the...


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