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Empty Property

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by his Department is in 2008-09. (258521)

DWP has a total of 3,467 m2 of vacant workspace recorded on e-PIMS. This workspace constitutes partial holdings in buildings retained for operational requirements. This workspace represents only a fraction of 1 per cent. of the total DWP estate as at 1 February 2009.

The estimated cost in empty business rates for this workspace is £138,000 p.a.