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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....

NHS and Adult Social Care - Question (5 Apr 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...until 2021. I completely agree with the noble Baroness about the importance of these kinds of activities. We are, of course, moving to a system where local authorities are able to retain their business rates. They have primary responsibility for the delivery of much of the public health services and we are trying to put them on a long-term financial basis so that they will be able to...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Telecommunications: Infrastructure (4 Apr 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...to work with industry to identify and reduce barriers to deployment of communications infrastructure and we have made significant progress, such as reducing planning burdens and introducing a new 100% business rates relief for new full fibre infrastructure for five years.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Electronic Commerce (31 Mar 2017)

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of increases to business rates on the viability of digital start-ups in the UK.

Animal Welfare: Easter Adjournment (30 Mar 2017)

Ian Mearns: .... It is a great place to live in many respects. There are further funding cuts to education, persistent problems in the NHS across the country, which we heard about over the winter, and the localisation of business rates. That localisation will have a negative impact on regions such as the north-east of England, where the 12 local authorities will lose some £300 million whereas...

Backbench Business: Local and Regional News — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (30 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...as Secretary of State, my right hon. Friend the Member for Maldon (Mr Whittingdale), who at the time of the charter review ensured that that happened. We are about to bring in a different initiative: business rates relief for local newspapers to help with cost pressures. In our manifesto we committed to consult on a business rates relief for local papers. In the Budget in March last year...

Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2017 - Motions to Approve (30 Mar 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...not a phone call—from these bodies that represent local government. Of course, there are many issues that these two bodies are interested in: the housing crisis, the social care crisis, education funding, public health budgets, business rates, pavement parking, homelessness and the lack of funding for that, bus funding, and many other issues—the list goes on and on. Many of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Business Rates: Plant Nurseries (30 Mar 2017)

Marcus Jones: Since at least 1928, plant nursery grounds have been treated by the Valuation Office Agency as exempt from business rates as part of the general exemption for agriculture. However, following a recent Court of Appeal decision, the Valuation Office Agency has started to bring into business rates buildings at nursery grounds including structures such as poly-tunnels. The exemption for...

Scottish Parliament: Nurseries (North East Scotland) (30 Mar 2017)

Alexander Burnett: Four weeks ago, I asked the First Minister to support a nursery that was facing closure due to hikes in business rates. With no help forthcoming from the Scottish Government or additional assistance being provided to Aberdeenshire Council, that nursery has closed its doors. Parents, including a newly qualified general practitioner, are unable to find nursery places or to return to work. Will...

HIV Treatment — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (29 Mar 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ..., we have decided, in relation to this aspect and wider public health funding, to retain the ring fence on the public health grant for a further year, until 2019, as we move towards the implementation of local business rates retention. This is a step on the way to a more locally owned system, but that will help to smooth the transition by providing certainty for the next two financial...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Public Bodies (29 Mar 2017)

Steve McCabe: ...Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 66855, on non-domestic rates: public bodies, if he will estimate the public money used by public bodies to challenge changes to their business rates in relation to his Department's delivery of a fair and consistent business rates system.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: British Telecom: Non-domestic Rates (29 Mar 2017)

Calum Kerr: ...Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the implications for telecoms rating of the separation of Openreach into a separate company; and whether that separation will enable BT's business rates liability to be assessed in the same way as its competitors.

Scottish Parliament: Coatbridge and Chryston (Jobs and Economy) (29 Mar 2017)

Paul Wheelhouse: ...£500 million upgrade to the M8, M73 and M74, which will reduce traffic congestion. The Scottish Government has also delivered a highly competitive business environment with a reduced poundage on business rates. Premises with a rateable value under £15,000 will now qualify for 100 per cent business rates relief through the small business bonus policy, and those with a rateable...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Mar 2017)

David Davies: As the Prime Minister will know, the Budget gave an extra £200 million to the Welsh Labour Government in order to provide business rates relief. Does she agree with me and the leader of Monmouthshire County Council, Peter Fox OBE, that Welsh Labour must now commit to spending that money on supporting Welsh businesses and giving them the same level of support that is being provided in...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Change of use of drinking establishments (28 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: ...has been expressed in this debate. My hon. Friend the Member for St Albans (Mrs Main) made the very important point that the Government have listened not just on this issue, but on the issue of business rates in the Budget. I note that she was one of those who was lobbying in that regard. She raised some concerns in relation to offices and residential permitted development rights. I...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Telecommunications: Non-domestic Rates (28 Mar 2017)

Calum Kerr: ...of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with other departments on whether Ofcom's Dark Fibre Access regulatory remedy is affected by the application of business rates on electronic communications providers purchasing Dark Fibre Access from BT Openreach when it becomes available in October 2017.

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

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost to (1) the NHS, and (2) schools, of increases in business rates following revaluation.

Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill: Inspection of accounting records by journalists and citizen journalists (24 Mar 2017)

David Nuttall: ...extending the scope from journalists to politicians. Amendment 4 deals with the position of non-domestic ratepayers, which is particularly important as we move into an era in which we are going back towards the localisation of business rates. That move will inevitably lead businesses within an area to take more interest in what is going on in their local authority, so I wholeheartedly...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (24 Mar 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...for the design of local schemes which will include setting the eligibility criteria that will apply. The consultation is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/discretionary-bu siness-rates-relief-scheme Additionally, the £110 million Supporting Small Business Relief Scheme will also be available to assist those ratepayers losing small business rates relief or rural...


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