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Non-Domestic Rates

Volume 487: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the reasons were for the time taken in (a) publishing and (b) laying before Parliament regulations on (i) empty property and (ii) small business rate relief. (251736)

The proposed changes to empty property rates and small business rates relief announced at the pre-Budget report are due to be implemented from 1 April 2009.