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Non-Domestic Rates

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department takes in respect of the performance of local authorities with national non-domestic rates collection rates below the national average.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (Yorkshire and the Humber), Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination); (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government)

The collection of council tax and business rates is a matter for local authorities. The 2007-08 in-year collection rate for non-domestic rates in England was 98.8 per cent.

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