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Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many businesses in each local authority area occupy premises with rateable values between £10,000 and £14,999; and if he will make a statement; (253628)

(2) how many businesses occupy premises with rateable values below £10,000 are receiving small business rate relief; and if he will make a statement.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses there are on the ratings list in each local authority area with rateable values below £10,000; and if he will make a statement. (253631)

Local authorities reported that there were 392,000 businesses in England in receipt of small business rate relief as at 31 December 2006, the only year for which this information is currently available.

Information on the rateable value of properties owned by businesses in receipt of the relief is not available.

Responsibility for policy on business rates in other parts of the United Kingdom lies with the devolved Administrations.