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TELECOM INDUSTRY BUSINESS RATES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 713: tabled on 23 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 believes that the proposed increase of 324 per cent on business rates on network assets in the communications industry is detrimental to the UK's position as a leading digital nation and will result in higher prices to internet users at home and in business; further believes that the increase of 324 per cent is disproportionate when compared to proposed increases in the rail sector of 38 per cent, water 16 per cent, electricity 17 per cent and gas 24 per cent; believes that this rise will change the business case for further roll-out as it will divert funds that would otherwise be available for investment and undermines the Government's stated priority of incentivising investment in broadband infrastructure and increasing consumer use of the internet; and calls on the Government to offset this increase, which fundamentally threatens the UK's lead as a digital nation, by introducing an equivalent scheme of transitional relief which was offered to ratepayers in 2010.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Edinburgh South West
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2016
Knowsley
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2016
Glasgow South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
East Renfrewshire
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.