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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...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: High Street Businesses (12 Jun 2018)

Maria Caulfield: As more retailers struggle to survive on our high streets, what discussions has the Minister had with Treasury colleagues to move business rates away from a property-type tax so that high-street retailers can compete on a level playing field with online businesses?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Jun 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ..., and that is a challenge for the sector. There is no silver bullet, but through the retail sector we are sitting alongside industry and trying to understand the challenges it faces, such as on business rates and how we adapt to ensure that we not only help the sector to make that transition, but protect the jobs of the 3 million people employed in the sector.

Psychiatrists: Referral Fees - Question (7 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...to meet the appropriate level of performance, and that there is a distinct possibility that even less money will be available to provide for this kind of service in 2020, when the funding shifts to business rates. Is the Minister concerned about these kind of developments, and if so, would he be willing to talk to people who are equally concerned about it to try to find some way forward...

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

Sue Hayman: ...cuts to vital public services that the authority is being forced into, and we know that that is because funding from central Government has been slashed. Expecting a county such as Cumbria to get its funding from business rates is simply not realistic, as we do not have the necessary level of business or population. It is really important that rural communities have proper funding and that...

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...now trying to charge hard-working independent retailers £85 just for having an A-board to advertise their shops. That is the Labour party getting in the way of private business, as usual. Many Members mentioned the key issue of business rates. The Government are aware of the wider business rates concerns and are looking to address them. We undertook the last fundamental review of...

Electronic Communications (Universal Service) (Broadband) Order 2018 - Motion to Regret (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...connections now and incentivising further commercial investment. The £400 million Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund is helping to finance alternative network providers, and the Treasury is further supporting investment through business rates relief for operators who install new fibre. The DDCMS future telecoms infrastructure review will soon publish a report looking at how we...

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill (5 Jun 2018)

Yvonne Fovargue: ...bringing in imported seeds, which may also bring in imported diseases. The hon. Member for Boston and Skegness (Matt Warman) highlighted the fact that removing some of the anomalies and giving people confidence that the business rates will not be charged allows his local businesses to grow.

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill - Second Reading (4 Jun 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...premises but do not qualify for business rate relief. Perhaps the Minister can comment on that in response to the debate. Far more needs to be done to protect the high street in our town and city centres. Business rates are a significant cost and can be the difference between a business surviving or failing today. This is a matter we have discussed many times in your Lordships’...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Education: Non-domestic Rates (4 Jun 2018)

Peter Dowd: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many independent schools received business rates relief in 2017-18.


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