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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Trusts: Non-domestic Rates (20 Feb 2018)

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing NHS Trusts with additional funding to offset business rates costs.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Non-domestic Rates (20 Feb 2018)

Joan Ryan: ...of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government on relieving financial pressures on the NHS as a result of business rates.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Museums and Galleries: Finance (20 Feb 2018)

Michael Ellis: ...over the past decade from 2007-08 to 2016-17. On average this amounted to £844m per year. The Mendoza Review identified further sources of funding that could not be quantified, including: business rates relief; gift aid; European funding; and one-off grants. The Museums and Galleries Tax Relief supporting permanent and temporary exhibitions has come into effect since the Mendoza...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Rate Resolution 2018-19 (20 Feb 2018)

Ivan McKee: ...service in the UK. Let us be clear. Scotland is the lowest-taxed part of the UK and it is the fairest-taxed part of the UK. The budget also delivers for business. Business organisations demanded a shift in increases in business rates from the retail prices index to the consumer prices index, and that was delivered by the Scottish Government. Continuing with the small business bonus means...

Community Bank Closures: Superfast Broadband: North East Hertfordshire (8 Feb 2018)

Margot James: ...million of investment capital, alongside private capital, for new expanding providers of fibre broadband. Our barrier-busting taskforce is also now established and tackling the barriers to fibre roll-out across the UK. We are also introducing a five-year relief from business rates in England for new fibre infrastructure. We are therefore making good progress in providing rural broadband...

Community Bank Closures (8 Feb 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: ...8217;re doing and start thinking again about the communities you serve.” Much has been said about the opportunity for joint banking facilities. That would be a very sensible route to take. I appreciate that a premises costs a lot of money, as it has to be heated and there are business rates, staff and security to pay. But surely three, four or five of the major banks could come...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Charities: Non-domestic Rates (8 Feb 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Properties used for charitable purposes are eligible for 80 per cent mandatory business rates relief, which can be topped up to 100 per cent at the discretion of the relevant local authority. This relief is significantly more generous than small business rate relief would be for most charities, given that the latter can generally only be claimed by ratepayers with just one property. Business...

Scottish Parliament: Regional Performance Centre (Dundee) (8 Feb 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: Derek Mackay set out in the budget, and partly in advance of it, the Government’s response to the Barclay review of business rates. Recommendations were made in that regard. Of course we do not want to put burdens on community sports facilities, as Derek Mackay has made clear. I understand that there may have been—or may be about to be—discussions between the finance...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Fixed Odds Betting (8 Feb 2018)

Philip Davies: ...what the cost to the Exchequer would be of the lack of tax receipts, increased unemployment benefit to pay to all the people who would be put out of work by a substantial reduction and the lack of business rates? Will he total up all those amounts and tell us how much it would actually cost the Government if they went for a drastic reduction in the stake?

Local Government Finance (7 Feb 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...additional £150 million extension to the adult social care support grant, and we have increased the rural services delivery grant to its highest-ever level. We are also building on the highly popular business rates retention scheme. Local authorities estimate that in the year just finishing they will keep about £1.3 billion in business rates growth, and we expect this to be...

Police Grant Report (7 Feb 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: ...has my support. I hope that the Government will also support it. One point that my PCC would like the Government to consider is how we might find additional funding for the police. Her suggestion is that the Minister might look at business rates. At the moment other emergency services, especially fire, get a share of the business rates, but the police do not. That is particularly relevant...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Retail Trade: Small Businesses (7 Feb 2018)

Mel Stride: The government recognises business rates can represent a high fixed cost for small businesses on our high streets. This is why at Autumn Budget 17 the Chancellor announced cuts of £2.3bn to support businesses and improve the fairness of the business rates system. This builds on both Spring Budget 2017 which provided £435m of support following the recent revaluation; and Budget 2016...

Public Service Delivery: Northamptonshire (6 Feb 2018)

Clive Betts: Yesterday, the Communities and Local Government Committee was looking at business rates and local government finance, and we heard from witnesses from the LGA, CIPFA and the County Councils Network. When we asked whether any other councils were in a similar position to Northamptonshire, the answer we got was not this year, but that many councils are on a cliff edge. With the coming pressures...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (6 Feb 2018)

Sajid Javid: ...return for publishing efficiency plans. This settlement sees two years of real terms increases in available resources to local government: £44.3 billion in 2017-18 to £45.6 billion in 2019-20. The current business rates retention scheme is yielding strong results. Local authorities estimate that in 2017-18 they will keep around £1.3 billion in business rates growth, which we...

Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (1 Feb 2018)

Baroness Pinnock: ...president of the Local Government Association and an elected councillor in the borough of Kirklees. It is totally acceptable for the Government to require accurate information for any appeal against business rates, but as the noble Earl, Lord Lytton, has drawn attention to, I am concerned about the use of the word “carelessly” in the regulations. What is the definition of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (1 Feb 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which criteria were used to determine the allocation of the latest round of business rates retention pilots.

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1 (31 Jan 2018)

Derek Mackay: ...of our tax decisions, we will turn a real-terms cut in Scotland’s resource budget into growth for our public services. We will protect our public services by investing more in them. In addition, our business rates package, which will provide a boost of £100 million, is the most generous anywhere in the UK. We still have lower average council tax bills, and no one in Scotland...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Steve Double: ...stock and push up prices beyond the reach of many local people. In addition, many people avoid paying council tax on them by switching them to business use and then enjoying the benefits of small business rates relief. Does my right hon. Friend agree that that unacceptable? Will he use his good offices to help the Government find a way of closing the loophole?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power Stations: Community Development (29 Jan 2018)

Richard Harrington: ...generating. As set out in the 2013 Written Ministerial Statement, under the current policy community benefits would be paid in two phases: Firstly local authorities would retain a share of the business rates from the power station, up until the end of the decade in which it comes online. Thereafter, the remaining balance of the community benefit package would be paid directly from central...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Services: Greater London (29 Jan 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The most recent assessment of local authorities’ relative needs and resources took place in 2013-14 alongside the introduction of the 50 per cent business rates retention system. The demand for local services was assessed through funding formulas which took into account the relative cost of delivering services across the country, including London. The costs of providing comparable...


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