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Non-Domestic Rates

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities will be refunded under the new burdens principle for the cost of rebilling firms which defer 60 per cent. of their business rate increases in 2009. (273213)

As set out in a Business Rates Information Letter from 31 March 2009, which was provided to all Billing Authorities in England, any net additional costs to local government as a whole arising from the business rates deferral scheme will be fully funded under the new burdens principle.