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Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Matt Rodda: ...to Ministers to explain the scale of the crisis. One nursery head described it particularly well. She explained that she has always had to face an uneven playing field—for example, nurseries pay business rates, unlike schools. She now has to manage, however, with a totally different situation—one that my hon. Friends have already alluded to—having to deal with a greatly...

Local Government in Gloucestershire (3 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...spending power, which is the total amount of money available to spend on its residents. I am grateful to the hon. Member for Stroud for alluding to the fact that Gloucestershire is one of the 10 or so 100% business rates retention pilot areas. That programme, which will ensure that many millions of pounds in extra revenue will flow to Gloucestershire this year, was not available to...

Ministry of Justice: Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (2 Jul 2018)

Clive Betts: ...they do under the current system. One of the strengths of our report that we have perhaps not made enough of is the fact that this is doable. It is practical and can be delivered in a reasonable period of time. As we have said, if business rates—75% of which are going to be retained by local councils in 2020—were kept in the local government system, that could address the local...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Optical Fibres: Non-domestic Rates (2 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The business rates relief for new fibre communications infrastructure supports telecom companies who invest in their fibre network by installing new fibre lines. The relief will ensure that no rates are paid on those new fibre lines for 5 years up to 31 March 2022. This will provide important support in the early stages of roll out of new investment. As with all tax reliefs, the Government...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Second Homes: Non-domestic Rates (2 Jul 2018)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many second homes which are registered to pay business rates pay nothing because they attract small business rate relief.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Second Homes: Wales (2 Jul 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: Responsibility for council tax and business rates is delegated to the Welsh Government and it would be for them to make any formal assessment of their policies. However, the Government is aware of the requirements in Wales and will consider those in the context of its own approach to second homes and holiday lets.

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (28 Jun 2018)

Clive Betts: ...money to replace grants such as the public health grant. In the medium term, we recommend a reform of the council tax valuations and bands to bring them up to date. As other funding streams develop, the contribution from council tax and business rates to social care funding could reduce, allowing councils to better fund other important services. However, local government funding will only...

Scottish Parliament: Sauchiehall Street (Fires) (28 Jun 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...a total of £3,000 available to each household. In addition, we will confirm increases in support for affected businesses. We will increase the amount that the Scottish Government contributes towards business rates from 75 to 95 per cent. Many of the people who were affected by the fire at Victoria’s nightclub will also have been impacted by the Glasgow School of Art fire, and...

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

Matthew Offord: ...of view. It is completely disingenuous of the London Mayor to demand more funding. The Government have continually provided financial support to him, including through a scheme for him to receive a cut from business rates, which has provided an additional £60 million. The Government have also allowed the Mayor to raise council tax to bring in an additional £49 million to support...

Scottish Economy — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (27 Jun 2018)

Colin Clark: The end of property business rates relief in Aberdeen is doing a lot of damage to the business community, which is having, essentially, to knock down buildings. Does the hon. Lady agree that that policy went too far, and that there have been consequences that the Scottish Government did not foresee? Would she recommend that Scottish Government Ministers reverse it?

Scottish Parliament: Prescription (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Jun 2018)

Alison Harris: ...under the legislation relating to social security benefits and tax credits. There is some debate about those exemptions. For example, there appears to be some uncertainty under the current law about the prescription period relating to council tax and business rates debts. Under the current law, council taxes and business rates are probably covered only by the 20-year prescription, although...

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...


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