Service Industries: Non-domestic Rates

Treasury written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the application of state aid rules to business rates on the hospitality sector.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

While the UK is an EU member state the UK continues to be bound by State aid rules.

The Government has taken repeated action to reduce the burden of business rates for all ratepayers, including those in the hospitality sector.

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