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AUTOMATIC RATE RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 676: tabled on 03 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 126 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 with concern that business rate relief is not taken up by over half of those small businesses eligible to claim it; further notes that as a result small businesses are losing out on saving up to £2,500 yearly; further notes that across the country around £400 million earmarked for rate relief to be paid to small businesses is returned to the Treasury; and calls on the Government to support the Small Business Rate Relief (Automatic Payment) Bill.

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 5 February 2009
East Surrey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Southend West
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2009
North East Hampshire
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
South Norfolk
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
Lewes
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Billericay
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2009
Wellingborough
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2009
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
South East Cornwall
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2009
Hornchurch
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Solihull
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2009
Bournemouth West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Blyth Valley
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2009
Harwich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Stone
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brigg and Goole
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Keighley
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2009
Skipton and Ripon
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 5 February 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Charnwood
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Stroud
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Ludlow
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2009
Cities of London and Westminster
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Walthamstow
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2009
Chesham and Amersham
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2009
North Wiltshire
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2009
Ryedale
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2009
Wealden
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2009
North Essex
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Tamworth
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2009
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2009
Bromsgrove
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2009
East Yorkshire
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2009
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2009
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Gainsborough
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 February 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2009
Penrith and The Border
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
St Albans
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2009
Woking
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 February 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 February 2009
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Mansfield
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2009
Braintree
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Eddisbury
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2009
Croydon South
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Southport
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2009
Ilford North
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2009
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 February 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bradford West
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2009
Mid Sussex
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 3 February 2009
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2009
East Devon
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2009
Esher and Walton
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Brent East
Timpson, Edward
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2009
Crewe and Nantwich
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bosworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2009
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 4 February 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2009
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2009
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2009
Macclesfield
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
South Suffolk
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.