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Non-Domestic Rates: Business

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department carried out of the effect on businesses of the planned increase in national non-domestic rates in April 2009; and if he will make a statement. (256252)

I have been asked to reply.

Government policy on Impact Assessments is that they are not required where a predetermined formula, such as the rate of inflation, changes the rate of a tax.

www.berr.gov.uk/files/file44544.pdf