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Non-Domestic Rates

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what provisions he plans to bring forward to introduce automatic rate relief for small businesses in England; and if he will make a statement. (271531)

The Government are keen to continue to improve the administration of small business rate relief to make it easy to claim and increase its take up. The Chancellor has therefore asked his Department’s officials to work with CLG officials to see what can be done to improve the take up of the scheme.