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Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many lifeboat stations in England had (a) a decrease, (b) no change, (c) a one to 20 per cent. increase, (d) a 21 to 50 per cent. increase, (e) a 51 to 100 per cent. increase, (f) a 101 to 150 per cent. increase, (g) a 151 to 200 per cent. increase, (h) a 201 to 300 per cent. increase and (i) an increase of over 300 per cent. in their rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List; (320142)

(2) which 10 individual lifeboat stations hereditaments in England have the biggest percentage change in rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List; and what the (a) postcode and (b) percentage change in rateable value is for each of these hereditaments;

(3) how many stately homes and historic houses participating in the national scheme in England had (a) a decrease, (b) no change, (c) a one to 20 per cent. increase, (d) a 21 to 50 per cent. increase, (e) a 51 to 100 per cent. increase, (f) a 101 to 150 per cent. increase, (g) a 151 to 200 per cent. increase, (h) a 201 to 300 per cent. increase and (i) an increase of over 300 per cent. in their rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List;

(4) which 10 individual hereditaments of stately homes and historic houses participating in the national scheme in England have the biggest percentage change in rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List; and what the (a) postcode and (b) percentage change in rateable value is for each of these hereditaments;

(5) how many coastguard stations in England had (a) a decrease, (b) no change, (c) a one to 20 per cent. increase, (d) a 21 to 50 per cent. increase, (e) a 51 to 100 per cent. increase, (f) a 101 to 150 per cent. increase, (g) a 151 to 200 per cent. increase, (h) a 201 to 300 per cent. increase and (i) an increase of over 300 per cent. in their rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List;

(6) which 10 individual coastguard station hereditaments in England have the biggest percentage change in rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List; and what the (a) postcode and (b) percentage change in rateable value is for each of these hereditaments.

The information requested is published in the statistical release by the Valuation Office Agency titled: "Non-domestic Rateable Values: 2010 Local Ratings Lists-England and Wales", updated on the 26 February 2010. A copy of the statistical release is available on the VOA website at:

www.voa.gov.uk

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many holiday centres in England had (a) a decrease, (b) no change, (c) a one to 20 per cent. increase, (d) a 21 to 50 per cent. increase, (e) a 51 to 100 per cent. increase, (f) a 101 to 150 per cent. increase, (g) a 151 to 200 per cent. increase, (h) a 201 to 300 per cent. increase and (i) an increase of over 300 per cent. in their rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List; (320146)

(2) which 10 individual holiday centre hereditaments in England have the biggest percentage change in rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List; and what the (a) postcode and (b) percentage change in rateable value is for each of these hereditaments;

(3) how many vineyards or wineries in England had (a) a decrease, (b) no change, (c) a one to 20 per cent. increase, (d) a 21 to 50 per cent. increase, (e) a 51 to 100 per cent. increase, (f) a 101 to 150 per cent. increase, (g) a 151 to 200 per cent. increase, (h) a 201 to 300 per cent. increase and (i) an increase of over 300 per cent. in their rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List;

(4) which 10 individual hereditaments of vineyards or wineries in England have the biggest percentage change in rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List; and what the (a) postcode and (b) percentage change in rateable value is for each of these hereditaments.

The information requested is published in the statistical release by the Valuation Office Agency titled: “Non-domestic rateable values: 2010 Local Ratings Lists-England and Wales”, updated on the 26 February 2010. A copy of the statistical release is available on the VOA website at:

www.voa.gov.uk

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many (a) hotels rated 4-star and above and chain operated hotels rated 3-star in the national scheme and (b) hotels rated 3-star and below in England had (i) a decrease, (ii) no change, (iii) a one to 20 per cent. increase, (iv) a 21 to 50 per cent. increase, (v) a 51 to 100 per cent. increase, (vi) a 101 to 150 per cent. increase, (vii) a 151 to 200 per cent. increase, (viii) a 201 to 300 per cent. increase and (ix) an increase of over 300 per cent. in their rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List; (320152)

(2) which 10 individual hereditaments of (a) hotels rated 4-star and above and chain-operated hotels rated 3-star in the national scheme and (b) rated 3-star and below in England have the biggest percentage change in rateable value between the 2005 Rating List and the 2010 Rating List; and what the (i) postcode and (ii) percentage change in rateable value is for each of these hereditaments.

The information requested is published in the statistical release by the Valuation Office Agency titled: "Non-domestic Rateable Values: 2010 Local Ratings Lists-England and Wales", updated on the 26 February 2010. A copy of the statistical release is available on the VOA website at:

www.voa.gov.uk

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that the Valuation Office Agency does not impose charges without notice on companies in respect of which its assessment is found to be incorrect. (323594)

Valuation officers in the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) have a statutory duty to maintain rating lists and correct any inaccuracies which come to their attention.

The VOA does not impose charges—local billing authorities are responsible for charging and collecting business rates. Valuation officers will always send a notice to the rateable occupier of a property setting out any changes to a rating assessment.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the average rateable value of a property used for war games courses in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11. (324001)