Non-Domestic Rating (Preparation For Digital Services) Bill: Commons Stages

13 May 2019

The Non-Domestic Rating (Preparation For Digital Services) Bill completed its House of Commons stages on 20 May 2019.

Remaining Stages

The House of Commons approved the remaining stages of the Bill without division on 20 May 2019. The Bill now progresses to the House of Lords for further scrutiny.

Second Reading

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rishi Sunak. The Shadow Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Jim McMahon, responded on behalf of the Opposition. The Bill was read a second time without a division and has now been committed to a Committee of the whole House. The date for the Committee of the whole House is yet to be announced.  

The Non-Domestic Rating (Preparation For Digital Services) Bill

Summary of the Bill

In the 2014-16 Business Rates Review, the Government made a commitment to link local authority business rate systems to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) digital tax accounts. This will enable businesses to manage their rates bills in one online location. The Bill is a paving bill to allow development work on a new digital system: further legislation will be needed to introduce and implement any new system. The provisions in the Bill originally formed part of the Local Government Finance Bill 2016-17, which fell due to the early general election in June 2017 and which has not been revived..

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House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper for Second Reading.

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