Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Licensed Premises: Non-domestic Rates

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 6th February 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to review the current level of business rates for licensed premises.

Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on different sectors of business of different business rates being in effect in different parts of the UK.

Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

Business rates are based on valuations from the Valuation Office Agency and we do not intervene in their independent assessments. We have put in place a £3.6 billion transitional relief scheme for England to support ratepayers at the 2017 revaluation. As part of the consultation on the transitional relief scheme my Department published analysis of the impact of the revaluation by sector and region.

www.gov.uk/government/consultations/business-rates-revaluation-2017

As regards the approach to valuing pubs, an Approved Guide for the Valuation of Public Houses for business rates has been agreed between the Valuation Office Agency and all 5 bodies representing pubs including the British Beer and Pub Association and the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.