Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requests for meetings her Department has received from businesses operating at ports to discuss changes to the rules on business rates for businesses on ports land and the backdating of that tax.

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

The Department has received no request for a meeting from businesses operating at ports. The Department has received 14 letters from businesses, local authorities and MPs on behalf of their constituents setting out the concerns of businesses within the ports. The Government are aware of the concerns and are looking at the situation.

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