NHS Trusts: Non-domestic Rates:Written question - 127433

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Asked by Joan Ryan
(Enfield North)
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Asked on: 07 February 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
NHS Trusts: Non-domestic Rates
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing NHS Trusts with additional funding to offset business rates costs.
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Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 20 February 2018

National Health Service properties, like almost all other buildings occupied by public bodies, have been subject to non-domestic rates since they were introduced.

Operational costs related to property, which include business rates, are taken into account at spending reviews in determining the overall level of funding for the NHS. The Government committed to backing the NHS’s Five Year Forward View plan with a £10 billion a year real terms increase in funding by 2020/21.

There has been no such assessment.

Grouped Questions: 127434

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