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Planning Gain Supplement

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for the (a) consultation process, (b) further publications, (c) introduction of legislation and (d) ratification and implementation in relation to planning gain supplement. (114368)

The 2006 pre-Budget report announced that the Government will move forward with the implementation of the planning-gain supplement (PGS) if, after further consultation, it continues to be deemed workable and effective. In response to views expressed by consultation respondents on specific policy areas, the Government have published three further consultation papers on elements of the design of PGS and the new approach to planning obligations. The consultations are:

Valuing planning gain: a planning-gain supplement consultation, HM Revenue and Customs;

Paying PGS: a planning-gain supplement technical consultation HM Revenue and Customs; and

Changes to planning obligations: a planning-gain supplement consultation, Department for Communities and Local Government.

The period of consultation on these documents lasts until 28 February 2007 and copies of the consultations are available in the Library of the House and from departmental websites.

The Government also announced at the 2006 pre-Budget report that a workable and effective PGS would not be introduced earlier than 2009.