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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Non-domestic Rates more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of replacing business rates with a transaction tax on retail sales in order to support the UK's high streets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>Business rates raise £25 billion in England annually, and are an important source of funding for key local services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government concluded a fundamental review of business rates in 2016. Some respondents suggested alternative taxes, but there was no consensus and respondents were clear that these alternatives were not without their own issues.</p><p> </p><p>Respondents agreed that property based taxes were easy to collect, difficult to avoid, stable and clearly linked with local authority spending. Following stakeholder responses, the Government decided to keep business rates as a property tax.</p><p> </p><p>To support the high street, at Budget 2018 the Government announced Our Plan for the High Street – a package of support worth £1.6 billion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this