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Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Jim Shannon: ...Féin—is not, and that has to be addressed. On business taxes, the DUP has continued the policy of industrial de-rating, which has saved local businesses tens of millions of pounds, protecting jobs and encouraging investment. We have protected the small business rates relief scheme, which has benefited many small businesses across Northern Ireland by approximately £18...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Cash Dispensing: Non-domestic Rates (24 Apr 2017)

Anne Main: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department will review the turnover model that is used to set business rates on ATMs located in undefined retailers' forecourts.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Small Businesses (24 Apr 2017)

Sajid Javid: We have doubled the level of small business rate relief to 100% and made it permanent. This means that around 600,000 small businesses will pay no business rates at all. At Budget, we also announced a £300 million discretionary fund so that councils can provide additional support to businesses facing increased bills.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: High Streets (24 Apr 2017)

Andrew Percy: We are supporting our high streets to thrive as consumer habits change. We have introduced the biggest ever cut in business rates, worth £6.6 billion, and launched the high street pledge and digital high street pilot in Gloucestershire. We are also celebrating our high streets through the hugely successful Great British High Street awards, which Members on both sides of the House supported.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (24 Apr 2017)

Sajid Javid: ...landlords, we have launched 12 new enterprise zones, we have unveiled a £40 million cash boost for Britain’s coastal communities and we have listened to some of the concerns voiced about our business rates revaluation, responding with a £435 million package. However, contrary to previous promises, I can no longer expect to deliver 100% business rates retention by the end of...

Scottish Parliament: Local Authorities (Devolution) (20 Apr 2017)

...what additional tax powers would lie better with them rather than with the Scottish Government. In fact, Scottish local authorities already have autonomy. For example, they have the ability to lower business rates, if they think that that would help to grow their economy. The Government is certainly willing to have that discussion. Obviously, we have local government elections in a couple...

Early Parliamentary General Election (19 Apr 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...believe that a housing policy should provide homes for all, and not investment opportunities for a few. To the millions of small businesses fed up with the red tape of quarterly reporting, hikes in business rates and broken promises on national insurance, I say that this is their chance to vote for a Government who invest and who support wealth creators, not just the wealth extractors....

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (19 Apr 2017)

Communities and Local Government: Housing White Paper and business rates. 2:45 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Gavin Barwell MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Minster for London, Department for Communities and Local Government Marcus Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Local Government, Department for Communities and Local Government

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Apr 2017)

Theresa May: ...small businesses. That is why in the Budget my right hon. Friend the Chancellor provided £435 million to support businesses in England facing the steepest business rate increases, why we will cut business rates by nearly £9 billion over the next five years, and why we have listened to small businesses and given more than 3 million of them an extra year to prepare for Making Tax...

Scottish Parliament: Water Charges (Business Centres) (19 Apr 2017)

John Mason: There are a number of businesses in my constituency that are really struggling with heavy business rates, specifically from Business Stream. They seem to be trapped, because they are not allowed to switch to another supplier while they have arrears with Business Stream and their landlords are reluctant to install a meter that would show how little water is being used. Can the cabinet...

Scottish Parliament: Impact of Bank and Post Office Closures (19 Apr 2017)

Fergus Ewing: banks and post offices. It is a very serious matter. I mentioned that the Scottish Government has provided rates relief to small businesses: I confirm that two thirds of all post offices receive business rates relief and that we have increased the threshold under which businesses are entitled to total relief from £10,000 to £15,000. I mention that because it is the most...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (19 Apr 2017)

Murdo Fraser: ...finances. If she thinks that welfare cuts are an issue, why on earth does she support a policy that will see austerity max imposed on the people of Scotland? Is that what she wants? It is no wonder that business rates are causing so much concern. The recent rates revaluation saw businesses throughout Scotland react with horror to huge increases in their valuations. After pressure from us...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...businesses come under pressure to fill out accounts four times as frequently. Again, HMRC will be expected to accommodate this system at the same time as its resources are being cut and even more legislation is being piled up for it to enforce. In line with the rise in business rates, it is difficult to see how the Government can truly say that they are seriously committed to helping UK...

Long-term Health Problems and Work Outcomes — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Apr 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Many of them touch on the incentives for employers to make the investments and follow good practice in their workplace. For example, one trial is introducing a wellbeing premium—a reduction in local business rates provided the business puts in place particular things to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of its staff. As we explore what works and what is good...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates (18 Apr 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...the decision independently of Ministers. We will keep this matter under review. From April we are permanently doubling small business rate relief meaning 600,000 small businesses will pay no business rates at all.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Schools (18 Apr 2017)

Peter Kyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of charging business rates for properties with solar panels on state schools in England and Wales.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Digital Technology: Non-domestic Rates (18 Apr 2017)

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the role of business rates in developing the digital economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Digital Infrastructure (18 Apr 2017)

Matt Warman: The reduction in business rates on new fibre roll-out is hugely welcome, but will the Chancellor assure me that we will incentivise the roll-out of more fibre in such a way that no tax is paid until the fibre is first used, rather than from when it is first installed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (18 Apr 2017)

Jane Ellison: Agricultural land and buildings are, of course, exempt from business rates, although I know my hon. Friend was talking in particular about some of the capital allowances. We are committed to a capital gains tax system that supports investment and growth right across the economy, which is why at Budget 2016 we reduced CGT rates from 28% to 20%, and from 18% to 10% for gains on most assets....

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