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Valuation Office

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many civil penalties have been issued for failing to provide the Valuation Office Agency with information to value properties for business rates. (155681)

Since 18 September 2003 when they were first introduced, 6,585 civil penalty notices have been issued for failure to provide information requested for non-domestic rating purposes under Paragraph 5 of Schedule 9 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (as amended by the Local Government Act 2003).