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Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Oct 2017)

Thangam Debbonaire: ...services right now, yet student accommodation providers contribute almost nothing to the costs. Will the Secretary of State meet me to discuss bringing student accommodation within the scope of business rates, like other businesses, to help to ease this strain on Bristol and other councils?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...a list of authorities that indicated that they had begun to rebill businesses on each of the three schemes. This list will be updated (attached)regularly, at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/business-rates-re lief-schemes-2017-rebilling-progress Rebilling progress (PDF Document, 227.07 KB)

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...action to support small business; it put in place a £3.6 billion package of transitional relief and permanently doubled small business rate relief meaning 600,000 small businesses will pay no business rates at all. The Government also doubled the level of rural rate relief from 50 per cent to 100 per cent for eligible businesses In addition, at the Spring Budget the Government...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Tax Evasion (27 Oct 2017)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many businesses have been found to be avoiding business rates through fraudulent use of mandatory business rates reliefs in each of the past five financial years; and what is their estimate of the loss of income resulting from that avoidance.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (26 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...advise us that they have begun to rebill for each of the relief schemes. It was last updated on 23 October and is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/business-rates-re lief-schemes-2017-rebilling-progress

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Valuation (26 Oct 2017)

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost to the public purse was of the most recent business rates revaluation; whether his Department has made an estimate of the cost of carrying out a business rate revaluation annually; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...action to support small business. It put in place a £3.6 billion package of transitional relief and permanently doubled small business rate relief meaning 600,000 small businesses will pay no business rates at all. In addition, at the Spring Budget the Government announced £110 million support to help ratepayers losing small business rates relief and rural rate relief –...

Scottish Parliament: Sport and Physical Activity (Deprived Communities) (26 Oct 2017)

Mark Griffin: ...recommends that certain public buildings, such as leisure centres and possibly some of the hubs that the minister talked about, which are operated at arm’s length by local authorities, should pay business rates. In North Lanarkshire, the estimated cost of that would be £4.5 million to £5 million a year, and it would have a massive impact on the council’s ability to...

Scottish Parliament: Hydro Nation (26 Oct 2017)

Claudia Beamish: ...energy means that output will fluctuate with the weather, which can make projecting an income difficult, yet funding requests require applicants to provide detailed forecasts. Furthermore, this year’s revaluation of business rates has left some small-scale hydro schemes facing rates increases of up to 650 per cent, I understand, which is completely unsustainable and unaccommodating....

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

Marcus Fysh: ...the south-west year on year in 2017. Local authority funding is a factor. It has been drastically reduced, and I am keen to ensure that Somerset is, if at all possible, a pilot in the retention of business rates. I am a firm believer in giving local areas the revenue opportunities they need to be able to innovate and attract more business in various ways, to be able to fund some of these...

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...tax further, which would have brought in approximately £14.1 million extra. He makes the decisions about where the funding that comes from the Government—from the taxpayer—and the council tax and business rates is apportioned. That is his decision.

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (25 Oct 2017)

Theresa May: ...while protecting our environment. The shale wealth fund is going to provide up to £1 billion of additional resources to local communities, and local councils are going to be able to retain 100% of the business rates they collect from shale gas developments. We will be bringing forward further proposals in relation to this during this Parliament. This is an important potential new...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Services: Finance (24 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...for adult social care onto their council tax, which most of them have done. Local authority expenditure is funded through a range of income sources including government grants, council tax, business rates and fees and charges. Many government grants are not ring-fenced, leaving local authorities to determine how much is spent on different services. However, the Government has...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Manufacturing Industries (24 Oct 2017)

Claire Perry: ...:Corporation tax will be cut to 19% in 2017 and 17% in 2020 – the lowest rate in the G20. This will benefit over a million businesses both large and small.At Budget 2016 we announced the biggest ever cut in business rates in England worth £6.7bn over 5 years, meaning 600,000 of the smallest businesses won’t have to pay business rates again.An increase in the permanent...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Justin Madders: ...best possible conditions for companies to invest in their production lines. For example, Vauxhall tells me that every time it looks to invest in new machinery, that has a negative consequence for its business rates. Of course, at the moment the real challenge to the automotive industry—to all manufacturing—is the uncertainty created by Brexit. Investment in the automotive...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: New Businesses: Bolton (23 Oct 2017)

Margot James: ...across the UK to ensure they can access the finance and wider support to grow and have the right conditions for companies to invest long-term. At Budget 2016 we announced reductions in business rates worth almost £9 billion over the next 5 years, included permanently doubling Small Business Rate Relief and extending the thresholds of the relief ensuring the smallest businesses pay...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (23 Oct 2017)

James Frith: ...ensure small businesses working in separate parts of a building linked by communal staircases, lifts and corridors do not have those spaces classed as separate premises by the Valuation Office when business rates are being assessed.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Valuation (23 Oct 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...what should constitute a single rating assessment. They do this independently of Ministers. The Supreme Court judgement clarified how ratepayers in multi-occupied buildings should be treated for business rates. So this is not the result of a change in Government policy but a consequence of a legal ruling by the highest court in the land. The Government is listening to ratepayers, sector...

District Councils - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...the future, we have ambitious plans for the local government funding system. Questions were asked about this. We are committed to our manifesto pledge to give councils even greater control of the money they raise locally. We will press on with these reforms to increase business rates retention. I think it was the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, who asked about smoothing mechanisms to make sure...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Grassroots sport (19 Oct 2017)

Anneliese Dodds: ...build the habitual involvement of the wider population in sport. We also need to consider this measure in the context of other taxation measures that affect sports facilities, not least the changes to business rates and the fact that there was such a long postponement of the uprating. That has had a significant impact on many clubs, whose headquarters or area of operation is also that of a...


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