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Non-domestic Rates: Sports

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many sports clubs received mandatory business rates relief in each year since its inception. (258152)

By the end of 2008, over 5,000 Community Amateur Sports Clubs were registered with HMRC, and entitled to receive 80 per cent. business rates relief. Information is not available centrally on how many have taken up this relief, or on how many of these have received the additional 20 per cent. relief which local authorities have discretion to provide.