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GOVERNMENT POLICY ON BUSINESS RATES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2373: tabled on 29 October 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern at the damaging effect of the Prime Minister's £1 billion a year stealth tax hike on empty properties; notes that this will particularly harm local firms in an economic downturn; criticises the Government's plans to impose supplementary business rates on local business with no ability for firms to endorse or reject the rate; questions why transitional rate relief will not apply to supplementary rates; observes the burden on small firms of having to claim small business rate relief, while medium and large firms are automatically hit with a higher multiplier; is concerned by the actions of the Valuation Office Agency for its retrospective tax increases on ports; and believes that the Government's business rates policies are harming the economic viability of British business.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2008
East Surrey
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Billericay
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Newbury
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2008
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2008
Canterbury
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
West Chelmsford
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2008
Twickenham
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2008
Hertsmere
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Skipton and Ripon
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Shipley
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Rochford and Southend East
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Ludlow
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Lichfield
Fraser, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2008
South West Norfolk
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2008
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2008
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2008
North East Hertfordshire
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2008
Chesterfield
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 November 2008
Clwyd West
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2008
Salisbury
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Beckenham
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2008
Stratford-on-Avon
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2008
Vale of York
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2008
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2008
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2008
South East Cambridgeshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 29 October 2008
Croydon Central
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
The Wrekin
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2008
Romford
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Welwyn Hatfield
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2008
East Devon
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2008
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2008
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2008
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2008
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.