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795741
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received from the solar power industry on how rooftop solar power is treated in business rates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 116092 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury receives a range of representations on various issues including business rates as part of the policy making process.</p><p> </p><p>Business rates are based on valuations from the Valuation Office Agency and the Government does not intervene in their independent assessments. The Valuation for Rating (Plant and Machinery) (England) Regulations 2000 set out when plant and machinery, including solar panels, are rateable.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2017-12-01T14:14:15.867Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-01T14:14:15.867Z
star this property answering member
3935
star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
star this property tabling member
4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
795743
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
star this property answering body
HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy: Non-domestic Rates more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what methodology is used to calculate the business rate liabilities of (a) solar power and (b) Good Quality gas CHP; and what the rationale is for that methodology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 116094 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
star this property answer text <p>Business rates liabilities are based on the rateable value and the non-domestic rating multiplier set by the Government.</p><p> </p><p>The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) determines the rateable value of the property using three broad methods: a rentals basis; receipts and expenditure (R&amp;E); and a contractor’s basis, that is to say, a building's replacement costs. Rating case law requires that a hierarchy of use is adopted, in the order shown above; i.e. only when a rentals basis is not possible should the valuer adopt R&amp;E, with the contractor’s basis being the method of last resort.</p><p> </p><p>Solar panels are valued using either the R&amp;E method or the contractor’s basis, depending on the circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>Good quality CHP is partially-exempt from rating. The rateable parts are valued using either the R&amp;E method or the contractor’s basis, depending on the circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, if the solar panels or good quality CHP is a qualifying microgeneration (below 50kW) installation there is a temporary exemption from rating which means new schemes aren't assessed until the next revaluation takes place.‎</p><p> </p><p>Battery storage technologies are valued using the contractor's basis.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 116096 more like this
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less than 2017-12-01T14:09:03.92Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-01T14:09:03.92Z
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3935
star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
star this property tabling member
4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
795746
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Non-domestic Rates more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how battery storage technologies installed in commercial premises are assessed for business rates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 116096 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
star this property answer text <p>Business rates liabilities are based on the rateable value and the non-domestic rating multiplier set by the Government.</p><p> </p><p>The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) determines the rateable value of the property using three broad methods: a rentals basis; receipts and expenditure (R&amp;E); and a contractor’s basis, that is to say, a building's replacement costs. Rating case law requires that a hierarchy of use is adopted, in the order shown above; i.e. only when a rentals basis is not possible should the valuer adopt R&amp;E, with the contractor’s basis being the method of last resort.</p><p> </p><p>Solar panels are valued using either the R&amp;E method or the contractor’s basis, depending on the circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>Good quality CHP is partially-exempt from rating. The rateable parts are valued using either the R&amp;E method or the contractor’s basis, depending on the circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, if the solar panels or good quality CHP is a qualifying microgeneration (below 50kW) installation there is a temporary exemption from rating which means new schemes aren't assessed until the next revaluation takes place.‎</p><p> </p><p>Battery storage technologies are valued using the contractor's basis.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 116094 more like this
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less than 2017-12-01T14:09:03.967Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-01T14:09:03.967Z
star this property answering member
3935
star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
star this property tabling member
4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
931564
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact assessment his Department has conducted on the effect of the 2019 Loan Charge on (a) the economy and (b) public services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 157728 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The charge on disguised remuneration loans is targeted at artificial avoidance schemes where earnings were paid in the form of loans, which are never intended to be repaid, made by a third party, which is often based offshore (“disguised remuneration” schemes).</p><p> </p><p>It is unfair to ordinary taxpayers to let anybody benefit from contrived tax avoidance of this sort, and that is why this Government has taken action to ensure that everybody pays the taxes they owe.</p><p> </p><p>The charge on DR loans is specifically targeted at these avoidance schemes and is not expected to have any significant impacts on the economy or public services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that the charge on DR loans will have a significant impact on some people who have used DR schemes. HMRC wants to help people put things right. It is actively encouraging anybody who is worried about being able to pay what they owe to get in touch with them as soon as possible. HMRC will consider all personal circumstances to agree a manageable and sustainable payment plan wherever possible.</p><p> </p><p>Further information on the impacts of the policy can be found in the ‘Disguised remuneration: further update’ policy paper published on 22 November 2017: www.gov.uk/government/publications/disguised-remuneration-further-update/disguised-remuneration-further-update.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 157729 more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:14:52.157Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:14:52.157Z
star this property answering member
3935
star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
star this property tabling member
4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
931565
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answering body
Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the 2019 Loan Charge on the (a) mental health and (b) livelihoods of people affected by that Charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 157729 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The charge on disguised remuneration loans is targeted at artificial avoidance schemes where earnings were paid in the form of loans, which are never intended to be repaid, made by a third party, which is often based offshore (“disguised remuneration” schemes).</p><p> </p><p>It is unfair to ordinary taxpayers to let anybody benefit from contrived tax avoidance of this sort, and that is why this Government has taken action to ensure that everybody pays the taxes they owe.</p><p> </p><p>The charge on DR loans is specifically targeted at these avoidance schemes and is not expected to have any significant impacts on the economy or public services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that the charge on DR loans will have a significant impact on some people who have used DR schemes. HMRC wants to help people put things right. It is actively encouraging anybody who is worried about being able to pay what they owe to get in touch with them as soon as possible. HMRC will consider all personal circumstances to agree a manageable and sustainable payment plan wherever possible.</p><p> </p><p>Further information on the impacts of the policy can be found in the ‘Disguised remuneration: further update’ policy paper published on 22 November 2017: www.gov.uk/government/publications/disguised-remuneration-further-update/disguised-remuneration-further-update.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 157728 more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:14:52.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:14:52.093Z
star this property answering member
3935
star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
star this property tabling member
4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
390184
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Money Advice Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.10 of the Government's response to the independent review of the Money Advice Service, published in March 2015, when his Department plans to publish the terms of reference for and objectives of the review of the case for providing consumers with a breathing space. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 7490 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-24more like thismore than 2015-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government will make an announcement on next steps in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2015-07-24T08:12:36.82Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-24T08:12:36.82Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
4034
unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
431606
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Consumer Goods: Instalment Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many rent-to-own firms have applied to the Financial Conduct Authority for authorisation; and how many such firms have been so authorised. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 17355 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
star this property answer text <p>This question has been passed on to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA will reply to directly to the Honourable member by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 17356 more like this
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less than 2015-12-02T17:29:38.88Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T17:29:38.88Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
4034
unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
431607
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Consumer Goods: Instalment Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what conditions the Financial Conduct Authority has placed on the rent-to-own firms it has authorised in respect of low income users of such firms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 17356 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
star this property answer text <p>This question has been passed on to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA will reply to directly to the Honourable member by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 17355 more like this
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less than 2015-12-02T17:29:38.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T17:29:38.927Z
star this property answering member
4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
4034
unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
470335
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-14more like thismore than 2016-03-14
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Debts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons his Department reduced the debt servicing to income ratio used as an indicator of household vulnerability and indebtedness from 30 per cent to 25 per cent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 30907 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
star this property answer text <p>In 2010 a report for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills used a debt servicing to income ratio of 25%. In subsequent annual reports up until 2013 a debt servicing to income ratio of 30% was used. It is an established convention that Minsters of one Administration cannot see the documents of a previous Administration. I am therefore unable to provide the information requested by the hon. Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T15:35:11.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T15:35:11.67Z
star this property answering member
4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
4034
unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
583078
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-14more like thismore than 2016-09-14
star this property answering body
HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many high-cost, short-term credit firms have (a) been fully authorised and (b) had their authorisation denied by the Financial Conduct Authority. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 46388 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
star this property answer text <p>This question has been passed on to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA will reply to directly to the Honourable member by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Kirby more like this
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46390 more like this
46392 more like this
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less than 2016-10-10T15:23:08.43Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-10T15:23:08.43Z
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3929
star this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
star this property tabling member
4034
unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this