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Pre-school Education: Non-domestic Rates

Treasury written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether nursery schools in England with a rateable value below £51,000 will be eligible for the expanded business rate relief announced in Budget 2020.

Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many nurseries in England successfully applied for small business rate relief in each of the last ten years.

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

The Government is increasing the business rates retail discount to 100% for 2020-21 and expanding it to include the leisure and hospitality sectors.

Private childcare providers may be eligible for up to 100% Small Business Rate Relief.

The Government has taken repeated action to reduce the burden of business rates for all ratepayers, worth more than £13 billion over the next five years.

Local Authorities continue to have powers to offer business rates discounts beyond pre-defined reliefs at their discretion.

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