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EDM (Early Day Motion) 999: tabled on 30 January 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 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 acknowledges the tough trading and poor economic conditions faced by local businesses throughout the UK, in particular over the last two years; recalls that during this period business rates have risen by an average of 10 per cent, thereby adding considerable costs to local enterprises which have had to endure real challenges to survive; believes that the time has come for the Government to realise that without direct action many such enterprises will not survive another financial year; and calls on Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer to freeze business rates for the coming 12 month fiscal period.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.