Empty Property: Regeneration

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 10th September 2008.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the new empty property business rates tax on regeneration schemes.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

An impact assessment detailing the likely impact of the empty property reforms was published by Communities and Local Government in May 2007 accompanying the introduction of the Rating (Empty Properties) Bill and a further assessment was laid before this House on the 26 February accompanying the Non-Domestic Rating (Unoccupied Property) (England) Regulations 2008—Number: 386.

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