Foot and Mouth

Treasury written question – answered on 15th October 2001.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Conservative, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) companies and (b) non- incorporated businesses have applied to defer payments of (i) corporation and personal tax and (ii) value added tax as a result of foot and mouth disease; and how many were in (A) the UK and (B) Scotland.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

As at 7 October, 5,901 businesses had applied to defer payments of company tax, 3,080 businesses had applied to defer value added tax and 9,760 individuals had applied to defer self-assessed tax.

Out of a total of 18,741 businesses, 15,688 of these were in England with the remaining 3,053 in Scotland.

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