Treasury Ministers and officials work closely with CLG and other relevant governmental Departments on national non-domestic rates (NNDR).
Treasury Ministers and officials receive representations from a wide range of organisations and individuals in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government’s practice to provide details of such representations.
Freezing NNDR for all commercial properties for 2009-10 would cost the Exchequer almost £1 billion in business rates foregone.
No estimates have been made of the impact of amending small business rate relief (SBRR) or the small business multiplier to the levels set out in the question. The cost of such changes would be borne by other ratepayers.