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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (24 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Government currently has no plans to review the level of business rates relief for childcare providers. The Government has introduced a package of support on business rates worth over £10 billion by 2023. This includes permanently doubling Small Business Rate Relief to 100 per cent, taking over 600,000 small businesses out of paying business rates entirely, and a £435 million...

Windrush: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (23 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: rather than being burdened by sudden and unreasonable demands. The Bill will deliver the Government’s goal of supporting those businesses, by restoring accepted and understood practice in the business rates system. The Bill will also help those seeking a place to call home. It cannot be right that so many in our society are struggling to find somewhere to live while...

Written Answers — Treasury: Telecommunications: Taxation (23 Apr 2018)

Mel Stride: The government is introducing a five-year business rates relief for new fibre infrastructure to support the rollout of new fibre broadband infrastructure and future 5G communications to homes and businesses. In terms of their rates liability on existing fibre, telecom networks will benefit from recent measures to reduce the burden of business rates by over £10bn by 2023.

Backbench Business: UK Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (19 Apr 2018)

Colin Clark: in the north-east of Scotland is higher—house prices were driven up by the boom years, so we have the highest council tax bills—and employers feel penalised by what they see to be very high business rates. The empty business property rates have unfortunately backfired and are encouraging landlords to take buildings down. It is important that we invest in the north-east...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (19 Apr 2018)

Philip Davies: ...Shipley, Bingley and Baildon, which are having a very difficult time? Could we discuss in particular how we can help them to compete against online retailers by, for instance, doing something about business rates, so that the bricks-and-mortar retailers that are so needed and so welcome on our high streets can continue to thrive rather than struggling, as I am afraid they are at the moment?

Written Answers — Treasury: Broadband: Small Businesses (19 Apr 2018)

Robert Jenrick: The government keeps all tax rates under review, and is already introducing a five-year business rates relief for new full-fibre infrastructure. The government has also launched a £190m Challenge Fund, the £67m nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme and the Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund with £400m of public investment to stimulate the market to build full-fibre...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Response to the Resolution of the House, 28th March 2018 (19 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...are responding to the sector’s request for more control over the money they raise as well as the tools to make this money go further. Local authorities already have a strong incentive to grow their economies through 50 per cent business rates retention and benefit from the additional income that growth in their business rates brings. Over 150 local authorities in sixteen pilot areas...

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (Programme): Industrial Strategy (18 Apr 2018)

Drew Hendry: ...£36,500 will receive a 2% rise, and a cash cap will be put on increases for those earning more than £80,000. There is new investment to ensure that Scotland is the best place to do business and invest. We are investing an extra £100 million to deliver the best business rates package in the UK, increasing investment in business research and development by 70%, and making a...

Written Answers — Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Equipment (18 Apr 2018)

Vincent Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of removing from business rates (a) new investment in plant and machinery and (b) all plant and machinery.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband (18 Apr 2018)

Margot James: ...welcomes commercial investment in UK digital infrastructure such as Virgin Media’s Project Lightning and is working to encourage further investment through policies and funding. These include Business Rates Relief for fibre investment and the £200m Local Full Fibre Networks programme to fund locally-led projects that leverage commercial investment in full fibre broadband...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Telecommunications: Taxation (18 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Department does not hold information about business rates yield by type of property.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Points of Order (17 Apr 2018)

Rachael Maskell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I wonder whether you can advise me in relation to a response I received to a question today about the business rates consultation. I have had responses not only from Treasury Ministers, but from Ministers at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. After being forensic on the...

Fly-tipping — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: .... I gently point out that although Coventry City Council’s website states that support from central Government has fallen—in 2010-11, £153 million came from the revenue support grant and business rates, and that is now £122.5 million—that is not quite a reduction of the level that I thought I heard the hon. Lady describe, which was considerably higher. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax: Small Businesses (17 Apr 2018)

Mel Stride: ...territory for the first time in many years. We have gone to great lengths within the tax system, as I have just explained, to reduce the burden on small businesses. We rolled out £9 billion of business rates relief in the 2016 Budget and a further £2.3 billion of relief in the autumn Budget last year. We will continue to be on the side of small businesses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Productivity (17 Apr 2018)

Philip Hammond: ...action at the level of the firm. Lower taxes provide a strong incentive for businesses to invest in raising their productivity. These tax reductions include the £9 billion package to reduce business rates that the Financial Secretary has just mentioned.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Corporation Tax (17 Apr 2018)

Mel Stride: ...have, as my right hon. Friend the Chancellor has outlined, the lowest tax gap in our history, at 6%. Those who play by the rules will benefit from our pro-business policies: bringing taxes down, providing relief on business rates, and other measures such as the employment allowance, worth £3,000 for the first employee as a relief on national insurance contributions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (17 Apr 2018)

Maria Caulfield: High street retailers such as Toys R Us and Carpetright are closing branches because of the rise in online sales. What measures are Ministers taking to reduce business rates, which currently penalise property-based businesses to the advantage of online retailers?

Business of the House (29 Mar 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ..., and it is commendable of the hon. Lady to raise the issue in the Chamber. The Government have sought to encourage councils to do more to develop their high streets by changing the way in which business rates accrue to them. However, I urge the hon. Lady to seek a Backbench Business debate so that all Members can share views and ideas about how we can improve the prospects for our high...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Coventry (29 Mar 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Spending Power is a measure of resources available to a local authority to fund its services. It includes Settlement Funding Assessment (business rates baseline funding level plus Revenue Support Grant), Council Tax and other central government grants. Prior to 2013-14, Formula Grant was non-ring fenced money for local government services. It was funded by central government grant and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Valuation (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: In 2016 the Government launched a consultation to seek views on proposals to move to more frequent property revaluations for business rates. Respondents from business groups indicated that they supported reducing the period between revaluations. In the Autumn Budget 2017 the Chancellor announced that the frequency of property revaluations would increase from every 5 to every 3 years following...

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