Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill: Lords third reading

25 October 2018

The Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Wednesday 24 October.

No changes were made at third reading.

As both Houses have agreed on the text of the bill it now awaits the final stage of Royal Assent when it will become an Act of Parliament (law).

A date for Royal Assent is yet to be scheduled.

Lords committee stage: Wednesday 10 October

As no changes were suggested to the bill, a motion was agreed to that both committee and report stages be dispensed with and that the bill progress directly to third reading. This procedure is known as ‘order of commitment discharged’.

Lords second reading: Tuesday 24 July

Members discussed the exemption from business rates for nursery grounds solely consisting of buildings and the definition of 'nursery grounds'.

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, responded on behalf of the government.

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill summary

This bill will provide for buildings which are part of a plant nursery ground to be exempt from non-domestic rates, so long as they are used solely for agricultural activities.

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