Taxation and Business Rates

DCLG: Transitional Rate Relief

The Department for Communities and Local Government seeks views on the proposed transitional arrangements to phase in changes in business rate bills from the 2017 business rates revaluation. ACS' submission can be found below.

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Welsh Government: Transitional Rate Relief

The Welsh Government has issued a call for views on the practical application of the proposed transitional rate relief scheme in Wales,  to support properties whose eligibility for Small Business Rates Relief will be affected by increases in their rateable value as a result of the 2017 non-domestic rates revaluation. ACS' submission can be found below.

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HMRC: Tackling the Hidden Economy

HMRC have launched consultations around tackling the hidden economy. The consultations look into conditionality (which is the proposal that access to some business services or licences should be dependent on businesses being registered for tax), and sanctions for repeated non-compliance.

ACS' submission can be found below.

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DCLG: Reforming Business Rates Appeals

Last year, the Government published a consultation paper on proposals for a reformed business rates appeals system. The proposed system would take a new 3-stage approach to business rates appeals: ‘check, challenge, appeal’.

The Department for Communities and Local Government now have launched a technical consultation on the draft regulations to implement the ‘check, challenge, appeal’ system.

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HMRC: Making Tax Digital

The Government have published six consultations which look into making the tax system digital.

The six consultations include:

  • Bringing business tax into the digital age
  • Simplifying tax for unincorporated businesses
  • Simplified cash basis for unincorporated property businesses
  • Voluntary pay as you go
  • Tax administration
  • Transforming the tax system through the better use of information

ACS' submission can be found below.

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Welsh Assembly: Priorities for the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

The National Assembly for Wales’ Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee remit is to examine legislation and hold the Welsh Government to account by scrutinising expenditure, administration and policy matters, encompassing (but not restricted to): economic development; transport; infrastructure; employment; skills; and research and development, including technology and science.

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ACS Business Rates CCA Submission

ACS has submitted its response to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)’s consultation on proposed changes to the business rates appeals system, calling on the Government to ensure that the system is simple and accessible for retailers.

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House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee: Business Rates Inquiry

The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee's inquiry into the Government's proposals to allow local authorities to retain 100 per cent of the full stock of business rates by 2020 and to cut business rates, and for directly elected mayors to add a premium to business rates to pay for new infrastructure.

Accepting written submissions until: 1 February

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