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Non-Domestic Rates: Public Consultation

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has plans to (a) extend the closing date of his Department's consultation on transitional arrangements for the non-domestic rating revaluation 2010 in England and (b) bring forward the publication date of the 2010 ratings list, in order to make available to companies details of their updated rateable values before such companies make submissions to that consultation. (290942)

We have no plans to extend the closing date for the consultation on the transitional arrangements or to bring forward the publication of the draft 2010 rating lists. The closing date for the consultation of 23 September is required to ensure regulations implementing the transitional arrangements can be made by the end of December 2009 as required by statute. The draft rating lists and summary valuations will not be ready for publication before 30 September.