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Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether an impact assessment was conducted of the reduction of empty business rate relief on business properties. (176382)

A Regulatory Impact Assessment considering the reform of Empty Property Relief in business rates was published on 11 May 2007 and can be found on the Communities and Local Government website.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of businesses which will pay higher business rates as a consequence of the reduction in empty property business rate relief. (176383)