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Non-Domestic Rates

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what exemptions from business rates have been applied to properties damaged by the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion. (245990)

Following the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion, 94 properties were removed from the ratings list as a result of not being capable of beneficial occupation as a result of the Buncefield explosion, and 22 had their rateable value reduced by the Valuation Officer, resulting in these properties either not being liable for rates or having a reduced liability respectively.