Early day motion 2774

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BUSINESS RATES CAP

That this House welcomes the campaign by business, retail and property organisations which calls for the Chancellor to cap annual business rates increases at 2 per cent. in line with the Government's inflation target; notes that the proposed 5.6 per cent. business rates increase planned for April 2012 is based on a spike in Retail Prices Indexinflation and bears no correlation tofuture inflation rates; further welcomes the proposed 2 per cent. cap as a progressive measure that will boost jobs and growthby providing business with relief from high inflation, certainty on future rates and the confidence to invest and expand; and calls on the Chancellorof the Exchequer to give strong consideration tointroducing this measure in the Budget.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Aldous, Peter Conservative Party Waveney 27.02.2012
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 27.02.2012
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 27.02.2012
Cash, William Conservative Party Stone 07.03.2012
Davies, Philip Conservative Party Shipley 20.03.2012
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 01.03.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 28.02.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 20.03.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 07.03.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 28.02.2012
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 08.03.2012
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 29.02.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 27.02.2012
Tredinnick, David Conservative Party Bosworth 15.03.2012
Vickers, Martin Conservative Party Cleethorpes 05.03.2012
Walker, Robin Conservative Party Worcester 29.02.2012
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 06.03.2012
Whittaker, Craig Conservative Party Calder Valley 08.03.2012