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Uniform Business Rate

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what would be the cost of exempting from the uniform business rate any business the sole owner of which is principally resident in the same premises from which the business is conducted.

The information for which my hon. Friend asks is not available. However, the cost of exempting from non-domestic rates all composite hereditaments (that is, properties which are partly non-domestic and partly domestic) would be £910 million a year in England, without the transitional arrangements.