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Extended Mandatory Rate Relief

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much extended mandatory rate relief was given to (a) village pubs, (b) petrol stations, (c) food shops and (d) non-agricultural farm enterprises in each of the last 20 years. (93790)

The amount of mandatory rate relief given, in £ million, to (a) rural premises (including rural general stores, post offices, public houses, petrol filling stations and food shops) and (b) former agricultural premises since the introduction of such reliefs is shown in the following table.

Rural shops and post offices

Former agricultural premises

1998-99

2.0

n/a

1999-2000

2.1

n/a

2000-01

2.2

n/a

2001-02

5.3

0.0

2002-03

6.1

0.3

2003-04

6.1

0.7

2004-05

6.3

1.2

2005-06

5.7

1.4

2006-07

5.9

0.9

Data for 1998-99 to 2005-06 are outturn figures taken from NNDR3 returns while the data for 2006-07 are estimated figures taken from NNDR1 returns. These returns are supplied to the Department for Communities and Local Government by billing authorities in England. The data show the total mandatory relief given, irrespective of the year to which they apply.