Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect on the solar industry of the Valuation Office Agency's proposals to increase business rates for solar PV FIT and RO installations dating back to 2010.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Business rates are calculated based on a property’s ‘rateable value’. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is responsible for determining the rateable values in line with existing legislation and case law.

The VOA is currently consulting with the solar industry over how those rateable values will apply to solar installations from 1st April 2017.

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