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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...

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

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...of the various legislative provisions on late payment? Secondly, when will the Small Business Commissioner start work? Thirdly, how and when will the Government deliver on the welcome promise on page 14 of the Conservative manifesto to, “conduct a full review of the business rates system to make sure it is up to date for a world in which people increasingly shop online”? The...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Revenue Support Grant (26 Jun 2017)

Marcus Jones: In 2016-17 we offered local authorities a 4-year settlement that guarantees their allocations for Revenue Support Grant, Rural Services Delivery Grant and Transition Grant, and that Business Rates top up and tariff payments will not change to reflect changes in relative needs. The 4-year settlement has been accepted by 97 per cent of all eligible local authorities, enabling improved planning...

Scottish Parliament: Small Businesses (Confidence) (22 Jun 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...capital grant fund, which will support economic resilience and future growth across local communities, including in Fife, in the member’s region. Of course, we are also delivering a highly competitive business rates package, including an expansion of the small business bonus scheme so that 100,000 properties are lifted out of business rates altogether.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (Opportunities for Growth) (14 Jun 2017)

Liam Kerr: ...growth.” I agree, so why make Scotland uncompetitive, with a high-tax, low-growth economy that acts as a drag? In the shortened time allotted to me, I will focus on two areas. First, the Scottish Government needs to reconsider the business rates system. The current system is not fair; it is a disincentive to success. In the words of Jerry Schurder, head of rating at property...

Scottish Parliament: Superfast Broadband (Strathkelvin and Bearsden) (31 May 2017)

Fergus Ewing: We value the work that small businesses do, which is why, under our rates relief programme, we have the most generous business rates package for small business anywhere in the United Kingdom. We are determined that such businesses should have access, because in many cases it will be critical to the effective conduct of their business. The R100 programme aims to extend access to every house...

Scottish Parliament: Protecting Workers’ Rights (31 May 2017)

Murdo Fraser: It is a bit rich for a minister in a Government that has imposed a level of business rates on our largest businesses that is double the rate payable elsewhere in the United Kingdom to complain about taxes being higher here than anywhere else. I return to the Conservative manifesto that the minister did not want to talk about. It commits to “A new deal for ordinary, working people giving...

Scottish Parliament: Barclay Review (24 May 2017)

Derek Mackay: The Barclay review of business rates will report to ministers this summer.

Scottish Parliament: Shop Vacancy Rate (18 May 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...: we have lifted 100,000 properties in Scotland out of non-domestic rates altogether. For the benefit of the record, I will add that the Conservatives voted against 100,000 businesses being taken out of business rates. We have also funded relief for two thirds of retail properties and, of course, we have given local authorities the power to reduce rates further. It is important to note...

Scottish Parliament: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (18 May 2017)

Paul Wheelhouse: ...centres. We are establishing a board of trade and creating permanent trade representation in Berlin to add to our innovation investment hubs in London, Dublin and Brussels, and using our tax powers to support growth in the economy. On business rates, we have reduced the overall rates burden by around £155 million in the current financial year and have ensured that more than 50 per...

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

Tom Blenkinsop: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of business rates paid by state schools in England in each of the last five years.

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

Jim McMahon: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if the Government will intervene in the business rates appeal by Bilfinger GVA on behalf of NHS trusts to prevent public funds being spent on Bilfinger GVA,

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Great Repeal Bill (26 Apr 2017)

James Davies: My right hon. Friend will be aware that the setting of business rates in Wales is now devolved. Does he share my concern that the small business rate relief scheme in Wales is less generous than the one in England?

Tourism (Impact of Rise in Business Rates) (26 Apr 2017)

Tourism (Impact of Rise in Business Rates)

Steel Industry - Question for Short Debate (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford: ...the problems and raising the questions, but will they address those? They have looked at energy costs, but we know that there are huge problems with energy costs in the sector. They are looking at business rates. I do not know whether the Minister will say anything on that and what help they will provide for manufacturing. To be fair, the Government have also published various documents on...


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