Have your say on the Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill

18 June 2019

Do you have relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill, which is currently passing through Parliament?

If so, you can submit your views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which is going to consider this Bill.

The Public Bill Committee is now able to receive written evidence. The sooner you send in your submission, the more time the Committee will have to take it into consideration.

The Committee is expected to meet for the first time on Tuesday 25 June 2019; it will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage, which is expected to be not later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 2 July 2019. However, please note that when the Committee concludes its consideration of the Bill it is no longer able to receive written evidence and it can conclude earlier than the expected deadline of 5.00pm on Tuesday 2 July.*

 

* In the last Parliamentary Session, the following Public Bill Committees concluded their consideration of the Bill earlier than scheduled: Criminal Finances, Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts), Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs), Neighbourhood Planning, Savings (Government Contributions), Technical and Further Education, Commonwealth Development Corporation, Children & Social Work, National Citizen Service, and Bus Services.

Aims of the Bill

The Bill would implement the Government’s commitment to alter the length of time between revaluations of rateable values in the non-domestic rating (business rates) system. The Bill would bring forward the date of the next revaluation to 2021 (from 2022) in both England and Wales; and, in England, it would replace the existing five-year cycle with a three-year cycle (with subsequent revaluations in 2024, 2027 and so on). This gives effect to commitments originating in the 2017 Budget and 2018 Spring Statement.

Business rates are devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Bill extends to, and has effect in, both England and Wales.

Follow the progress of the Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill

The Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill 2017-19 (HC Bill 402) was published on 12 June 2019. The Second reading of the Bill in the House of Commons was held on Monday 17 June 2019.

This Bill has now been committed to a Public Bill Committee and is expected to hold oral evidence sessions on Tuesday 25 June 2019. The Public Bill Committee must conclude by Tuesday 2 July.

Guidance on submitting written evidence

Deadline for written evidence submissions

The Public Bill Committee is now able to receive written evidence. The sooner you send in your submission, the more time the Committee will have to take it into consideration, and possibly reflect it in an amendment. The order in which amendments are taken in Committee will be available in due course under Selection of Amendments on the Bill documents pages. Once the Committee has dealt with an amendment it will not revisit it.

The Committee is expected to meet for the first time on Tuesday 25 June 2019; it will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage on Tuesday 2 July 2019. Please note that when the Committee concludes its consideration of the Bill it is no longer able to receive written evidence and it can conclude earlier than the expected deadline of 5.00pm on Tuesday 2 July 2019.

Your submission should be emailed to scrutiny@parliament.uk.

Further guidance on submitting written evidence can be found here.

 


 

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