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Cemeteries: Non-domestic Rates

Treasury written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cemeteries are exempt from paying business rates in England.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cemeteries pay business rates in England; and how much revenue was raised from business rates paid by cemeteries in the last two financial years.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cemeteries operated by parish councils pay business rates in England; and how much revenue was raised from business rates from such cemeteries in the last two financial years.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Government does not hold this information.

Properties which are exempt from business rates, including some cemeteries, are not assessed by the Valuation Office Agency.

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