Extended Mandatory Rate Relief

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Wales Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much extended mandatory rate relief was given to (a) village pubs, (b) petrol stations, (c) food shops and (d) non-agricultural farm enterprises in each of the last 20 years.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (Local Government & Community Cohesion), Department for Communities and Local Government

The amount of mandatory rate relief given, in £ million, to (a) rural premises (including rural general stores, post offices, public houses, petrol filling stations and food shops) and (b) former agricultural premises since the introduction of such reliefs is shown in the following table.

Rural shops and post offices Former agricultural premises
1998-99 2.0 n/a
1999-2000 2.1 n/a
2000-01 2.2 n/a
2001-02 5.3 0.0
2002-03 6.1 0.3
2003-04 6.1 0.7
2004-05 6.3 1.2
2005-06 5.7 1.4
2006-07 5.9 0.9

Data for 1998-99 to 2005-06 are outturn figures taken from NNDR3 returns while the data for 2006-07 are estimated figures taken from NNDR1 returns. These returns are supplied to the Department for Communities and Local Government by billing authorities in England. The data show the total mandatory relief given, irrespective of the year to which they apply.

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