Non-domestic Rates: Newham

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 20th April 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2017 to Question 68303, on non-domestic rates: Newham, if he will make it his policy to collect data on the amount of rates paid by businesses in the London Borough of Newham.

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

Holding answer received on 18 April 2017

Whilst no outturn data for the amount paid in rates by businesses in Newham are held centrally for the years before and after revaluation, forecasts are available. According to Newham's own forecast on their National Non-Domestic Return 1 for 2016-17, businesses paid a total of £133 million after reliefs.

They forecast this to increase to £142 million according to their National Non-Domestic Return 1 for 2017-18. This increase is affected by revaluation, inflation, changes in business rate relief policy, changes in the number and value of properties entitled to business rate reliefs and changes in the tax base.

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