Non-domestic Rates: Northern Ireland

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with local councils in Northern Ireland on business rates.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Business rates are a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and should be a matter for a future Executive.

In the absence of an Executive, the Northern Ireland Office and the Secretary of State for Northen Ireland work closely with the Northern Ireland Civil Service on a range of issues, including finance related matters such as the setting of regional rates.

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