Public Lavatories: Non-domestic Rates

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce discretionary rate relief for all public conveniences.

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

At Autumn Budget 2018, the Government announced a 100 per cent business rates relief for stand-alone public lavatories in England and will introduce legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows. This relief will be provided for publicly and privately-owned lavatories. Local authorities will be fully compensated for the loss of income as a result of providing this relief. Authorities retain their discretionary powers to grant relief to other ratepayers in need of assistance.

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