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BUSINESS RATES ACROSS THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 964: tabled on 22 February 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 shares the concerns expressed by the CBI, the British Retail Consortium, the Federation of Small Businesses and others on the Government's lack of action to mitigate the impact of rising business rates in England; notes with concern that the revaluation of businesses in the hospitality sector in England has been based on turnover figures from 2008; recognises and is deeply concerned by reports that half a million businesses in England could face rates increases of up to 300 per cent; calls on the Government to follow the lead of the Scottish Government which has ensured that seven out of 10 business properties in Scotland will pay the same rates or less with half paying no rates at all; further calls on the Government to consider what action it can take for the hospitality sector in England in light of the Scottish Government's action on capping bill increases at 12.5 per cent for hotels, pubs and restaurants in Scotland; asks the Government to ensure that businesses in England will not face fees or restrictions on appealing the revaluation of their rates so that they can benefit from the same free appeals with no restrictions on the ability to appeal; and believes that the Government must recognise the need to deliver further support for businesses in England on mitigating the impact of rates rises so that it can keep pace with Scotland, which is now the best place in the UK to open a small 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.

Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2017
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2017
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 March 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Glasgow South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 22 February 2017
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2017
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2017
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Stirling
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Moray
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 22 February 2017
Edinburgh West
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Banff and Buchan

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.