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Non-Domestic Rates

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what will be the non-domestic rate for Wales in 1990, based on current prices; and if he will make a statement.

The current average non-domestic rate poundage in Wales is 236 ยท5p. A decision on the level for 1990 will be announced at the appropriate time.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from business ratepayers in Wales as to the progress towards the establishment of a unified non-domestic rate for Wales in 1990.

I have received comments on our proposals from a number of organisations and individuals.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made in the revaluation of business property in preparation for the introduction of a unified non-domestic rate for Wales in 1990; and if he will make a statement.

The Valuation Office has issued forms of return and consideration is now being given to the appropriate level of value as at 1 April 1988.