Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Answer to my hon. Friend Mr. Pickles of 3 November 2008, Hansard, column 132W, on small business: tax allowances, whether empty property below the appropriate rateable value threshold is automatically billed at the small business rate multiplier rate.

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

No, small business rate relief applies to occupied properties only.

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