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Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Rural Areas (4 Jul 2017)

Christopher Chope: ...Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to set out the criteria for applications by lower-tier rural authorities to participate in a pilot for 100 per cent business rates retention.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (3 Jul 2017)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been paid to businesses from the £300 million business rates relief fund.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (3 Jul 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the timetable for the completion of the policy to allow local governments to retain 100 per cent of business rates.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (30 Jun 2017)

Robert Goodwill: ...Local Authorities for spending on children’s social care. Local authorities have had £232.6bn of revenue funding available for their services from Revenue Support Grant, council tax and retained business rates over the past 5 years, as shown in the table below. £ million 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Local authority retained business rates (after...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...a highly skilled workforce, but the Government have cut real-terms school funding, scrapped the education maintenance allowance and imposed huge cuts to further education funding over the past seven years. Businesses also need long-term stability, not huge hikes in business rates—relief for which has still not materialised, months after the event—or what is, quite frankly, a...

Business of the House (29 Jun 2017)

Valerie Vaz: ...the economy, jobs, peace, security and opportunity for our citizens at its core. That is Europe, but what about here? Local government finance faces uncertainty. The revenue support grant will be phased out in 2020, but the consultation on business rates ended on 3 May 2017. Given that the next Queen’s Speech will be in 2019, will the Leader of the House say how we will find out...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Urban Areas: Regeneration (29 Jun 2017)

Jake Berry: This Government is committed to supporting our high streets. We have confirmed the permanent doubling of Small Business Rate Relief, meaning that 600,000 small businesses now pay no business rates at all; we launched the High Street pledge and a digital high street pilot scheme; and we are celebrating our high streets through the hugely successful Great British High Street Awards. High...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (29 Jun 2017)

Catherine McKinnell: ...Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to reintroduce the provisions contained in the Local Government Finance Bill 2016-17 for the full retention of business rates by local authorities in England; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Music: Small Businesses (29 Jun 2017)

Matthew Hancock: We are committed to supporting and promoting a thriving live music industry. We support small music venues through business rates relief, by looking at the agent of change principle and with simplified licensing and planning rules.

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Colin Clark: ...pursuits. The area is well served by hotels and restaurants and very well served by golf courses, even one owned by the President of the United States. Industry, however, has been hurt by punitive business rates in the north-east. During the oil boom, there was a froth of high rents. Business rates increases of 100% to 200% are not unusual and coincide with a fragile recovery. The business...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Community Interest Companies (28 Jun 2017)

Mel Stride: ...to be appropriate as there are alternative routes by which community benefit societies could access an exemption- most importantly registering as a charity if the relevant conditions are met. The business rates system also includes a number of reliefs and exemptions for registered charities. If a community benefit society is a registered charity then it would be potentially eligible for...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Beecham: ....2 million. Multiply that across the country and it is a significant amount of money lost from the provision of basic social services. The Government need to get real about the unrelenting pressure on councils endeavouring to meet the palpable need for these and other services. I conclude by asking whether the Minister can respond to the question posed by my noble friend Lord Smith about...

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Clive Betts: Before the election there was a Bill before Parliament to introduce 100% retention of business rates by local councils. That was due to start in 2019. This is a two-year Queen’s speech with no mention of that measure. Can the Minister therefore confirm that this measure will now not go ahead in 2019 as planned?

Confidence and Supply Arrangement: Points of Order (27 Jun 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday, I raised the lack of clarity from the Communities Secretary on the Government’s plans to introduce local retention of business rates to replace the revenue support grant to local authorities. In reply, the Secretary of State indicated that today’s Queen’s Speech debate may be an opportunity to raise the matter. Has the Secretary of...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Energy (27 Jun 2017)

Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will exempt Local Community Energy Schemes from paying business rates; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Redbridge Borough Council (27 Jun 2017)

Marcus Jones: The table below shows Redbridge's revenue support grant in each year since 2010. Prior to 2013-14, the Government allocated councils Formula Grant, funded from redistributed business rates and Revenue Support Grant. In 2013-14 the Government introduced 50 per cent business rates retention. Therefore, Revenue Support Grant before 2013-14 is not comparable to Revenue Support Grant from 2013-14...

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

Jim McMahon: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to issue consultation exercise on changes to business rates.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health: Finance (27 Jun 2017)

Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to extend the period of the ring fence on the public health grant until plans to fund local authorities through 100 per cent business rates retention are implemented after 2020.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

the Earl of Lytton: ...it is not clear whether one is dealing with the objective public administrator, a commercial competitor or some sort of political adversary. That should not happen. The noble Lord, Lord Naseby, referred to business rates. Yes, indeed, not only is the valuation in some areas patently faulty, but the Valuation Office Agency itself is faced with substantial cuts. Then there is the new rating...

Grenfell Tower Fire/Fire Safety: Points of Order (26 Jun 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: ...order, Mr Speaker. The Queen’s Speech last week failed to include the much expected local government finance Bill, the omission of which has called into question the switch to local retention of business rates replacing the revenue support grant, causing financial uncertainty and concern to many local councils. Has the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government given any...


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