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Non-Domestic Rates: Educational Institutions

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether account is taken by the Valuation Office Agency of the presence of sprinklers when calculating the rental value of educational premises for business rates. (189517)

Fire suppression sprinklers are designated as rateable. Therefore, they will be taken into account by the Valuation Office Agency when they assess the rateable value of all rateable properties including educational premises.