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Drug Addiction — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Philip Dunne: ...until April 2019 and retaining the specific criteria to improve drug and alcohol treatment uptake and outcomes. Although the intention remains to give local authorities more control over the money that they raise—like with business rates—we are actively considering the options for 2019 onwards. We remain committed to protecting and improving the outcomes from core services,...

Ways and Means - Financial Statementways and Means (22 Nov 2017)

Philip Hammond: ...and we will fund the replacement of the 40-year-old rolling stock on the Tyne and Wear metro, at a total investment of £337 million. We will invest £123 million in the Redcar steelworks site to support the ambitious plans of our new Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, and my hon. Friend the Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Mr Clarke), who are leading the fight for...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Valuation Office Agency: Closures (20 Nov 2017)

Mel Stride: ..., so, for example, a case involving a property in one part of the country could be primarily handled in another part. Measures of performance, such as those related to timeliness and clearing business rates appeals, are listed in the VOA annual report.

Business of the House (16 Nov 2017)

Andrea Leadsom: ...are working hard to support businesses and entrepreneurs right across the United Kingdom. However, as he points out, many of the levers to growth are devolved to the Scottish Government, not least business rates. It is in their power to make Scotland an even more attractive business destination. I am sure that he and many of my hon. Friends will be encouraging the Scottish Government to...

Scottish Parliament: High Street Shops (16 Nov 2017)

John Swinney: ..., particularly through the small business bonus scheme, to relieve many of the businesses on our high streets that are in exactly the situation that Rachael Hamilton describes from the burden of business rates. As I go round the country, I have met many small business owners who are deeply appreciative of the fact that that commitment has been in place. The Government has, over the years,...

Finance Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (15 Nov 2017)

Lord Turnbull: ...come in all shapes and sizes and have different capabilities. Secondly, departments must look at the totality of interventions on the sector. At one point it looked as though the self-employed could be hit by paying more tax, incurring higher costs, higher business rates and higher national insurance contributions while they saw corporation tax being cut and the IT giants getting off...

Scottish Parliament: Sport and Leisure Sector (Barclay Review Recommendations) (15 Nov 2017)

Gordon Lindhurst: ...the pitches and the surrounding area could again become derelict and fall into disuse. That illustrates what might happen if the recommendations are taken forward, with the addition of millions of pounds of business rates bills for such organisations. Ninety-two per cent of trusts that responded to a recent survey said that some leisure centres and swimming pools would close. Many would,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Valuation Office Agency: Telephone Services (14 Nov 2017)

Mel Stride: .... The longest time taken to answer a call in the last 12 months was 1 hour 4 minutes on 11th April. Delays of this length are very uncommon. April 2017 was a particularly busy period due to business rates revaluation and introduction of the new business rates appeal system in England. In the last 12 months, February 2017 was the month with the highest average call wait time, of 5 minutes...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Urban Areas: Regeneration (9 Nov 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...Government is committed to supporting the regeneration of our town centres. 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 and town centres through the hugely successful Great...

Scottish Parliament: Global Entrepreneurship Week (9 Nov 2017)

Bill Bowman: ...attract more investment. The Scottish Conservatives are dedicated to pro-growth policies, but there are barriers to overcome. Sadly, some are of the SNP Government’s own making: increasing taxes and business rates will merely serve to stagnate economic growth and place increasing burdens on businesses. The barriers that entrepreneurs face must be tackled. I say that not to be...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Non-domestic Rates (7 Nov 2017)

Margot James: Ministers and officials have frequent discussions with their Treasury counterparts on a range of matters, including business rates. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has set out the government’s position on this issue, most recently in his evidence to the Treasury Committee on 11 October.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Appeals (7 Nov 2017)

Steve McCabe: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints he has received from businesses about the new system for contesting business rates since the revaluation of business rates in April 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Oxfordshire (3 Nov 2017)

Ed Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on the budgets of Oxfordshire primary and secondary schools of (a) changes to business rates, (b) the apprenticeship levy, (c) changes to national insurance contributions and (d) the withdrawal of the education services grant.

Scottish Parliament: Income Tax (2 Nov 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...for the infrastructure that our economy needs, the additional support for entrepreneurs that I announced just yesterday and the small business bonus, which removes from small businesses the burden of business rates. We need to look at this from the point of view of what kind of country we want to be, what kind of economy we want to have, and what kind of society we want. My final point is...

Scottish Parliament: Inclusive Education (2 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Smith: ...needs. This point is perhaps for Derek Mackay rather than for the education ministers, but we have to be careful that we do not penalise those schools as a result of the discussions that we are having around business rates, because the impact on some special schools of changes in that regard could be serious. I make a plea on behalf of small, independent schools—the cabinet secretary...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Local Government Services) (1 Nov 2017)

Gordon Lindhurst: ...on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, could be devastated by the twin effects of a cut to its budget of several hundreds of thousands of pounds next year and a potentially enormous bill for business rates if the Scottish Government takes on that aspect of the Barclay review recommendations?

Scottish Parliament: Small Business Bonus Scheme (Glasgow) (1 Nov 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...of the scheme. More than 100,000 properties in Scotland are in a similar boat. The scheme has been very well received as a lifeline for our town centres. I have been able to do a range of things on business rates that have made a difference, but I know that the SBBS is valued and a review that will be carried out will ensure that we maximise the economic and social benefits of the scheme.

Scottish Parliament: Retail Sector (Growth) (1 Nov 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...will put tax issues into context. There is, of course, a relationship between tax and how we choose to spend the resources that the Government might raise. We have taken a number of actions on business rates, including lowering the poundage, increasing the support for the small business bonus, and changing the thresholds to lift more people out of paying the large business supplement, as...

Taxation: Beer and Pubs — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (31 Oct 2017)

Andrew Jones: I cannot say what is in the forthcoming Budget, but I can say that I will take to it all the representations from today’s debate and share them with my right hon. Friend the Chancellor. A number of colleagues have raised the issue of business rates, recognising that they are a high fixed cost for some businesses, including pubs. We fully recognise that, and that is why in last...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Installations: Non-domestic Rates (31 Oct 2017)

Lisa Nandy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress the Government is making on enabling local authorities to retain business rates generated by new nuclear developments.

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