Taxation and Business Rates

HM Treasury: Fundamental Review of Business Rates

This is a public consultation on delivering more frequent revaluations for business rates (non-domestic rates), part of the government’s Fundamental Review of Business Rates. This is a standalone consultation focused on more frequent revaluations, an area of reform that respondents identified as a priority in the call for evidence. We are seeking further input and evidence from interested parties to inform policy development, including on the trade-offs necessary to deliver different revaluation frequencies.

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HM Treasury: Business Rates Review

HM Treasury will conduct a fundamental review of business rates with the objective of:

  • reducing the overall burden on businesses
  • improving the current business rates system
  • considering more fundamental changes in the medium-to-long term

Alongside supporting the government in its core aims regarding the economy, productivity and its fiscal rules, the review will also have particular regard to:

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Scottish Government: Non-domestic rates bill

The Scottish Governments’ Local Government and Communities Committee will explore the impact of a Non-Domestic Bill which aims to reform non-domestic rates in Scotland. The Committee is seeking views on:

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MHCLG: Business rates retention reform

This consultation seeks views on proposals for sharing risk and reward, managing volatility in income and setting up the reformed business rates retention system.

The reform of the business rates retention system will sit alongside wider changes to the local government finance system which the government aims to introduce in 2020.

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HMRC: Tackling the Hidden Economy (Public Sector Licensing)

HMRC have launched a consultation which proposes to introduce ‘conditionality’ measures to tackle the hidden economy This would make compliance with certain tax obligations a condition of holding some licences, and introduce checks on applicants’ tax-registration status as part of licensing processes.

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