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EMPTY BUSINESS PROPERTY RATES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 534: tabled on 21 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 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 notes the Government's empty property rate relief is causing some perfectly good properties to be destroyed or let at a peppercorn rent to reduce the rate burden for the owner; further notes that empty property rate relief is a tool which can be used to reduce attrition in the property market during times of economic difficulty and prepare the market for economic upturn; welcomes the introduction of rate relief for properties with a rateable value of up to £15,000 but is concerned that £15,000 is insufficient; and urges the Government to increase the threshold at which an empty property becomes liable for business rates.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.