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Business Rates Reform

EDM number 1054 in 2013-14, proposed by Alan Meale on 05/02/2014.
Categorised under the topic of Taxation.

That this House is aware of the disquiet and anger amongst businessmen and women concerning annual inflation-linked increases in business rates, regardless of the ability to pay, or wider economic circumstances, especially those which inhibit growth and investment; and believes that whilst acknowledging the two per cent cap and limited relief options offered in the Autumn Statement, in the present period of austerity the Chancellor should immediately announce a two-year freeze in such payments and commit to a thorough review of this current fundamentally flawed system with the view to replacing it with a mechanism that is fair and one which enables companies to generate jobs, create wealth and growth within communities.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Alan Meale05/02/2014MansfieldLabourProposed
Nigel Mills05/02/2014Amber ValleyConservativeSeconded
Chris Williamson05/02/2014Derby NorthLabourSeconded
Brian Binley05/02/2014Northampton SouthConservativeSeconded
John Mann05/02/2014BassetlawLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin05/02/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Jim Sheridan05/02/2014Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell05/02/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma06/02/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley06/02/2014Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Ian Mearns06/02/2014GatesheadLabourSigned
Ian Lavery06/02/2014WansbeckLabourSigned
Geraint Davies06/02/2014Swansea WestLabourSigned
David Crausby06/02/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood06/02/2014Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne06/02/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Joe Benton06/02/2014BootleLabourSigned
Grahame Morris06/02/2014EasingtonLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn10/02/2014JarrowLabourSigned
Mary Glindon10/02/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd10/02/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Shannon10/02/2014StrangfordDUPSigned
Martin Caton11/02/2014GowerLabourSigned
Jim McGovern11/02/2014Dundee WestLabourSigned
David Simpson11/02/2014Upper BannDUPSigned
William McCrea11/02/2014South AntrimDUPSigned
David Morris11/02/2014Morecambe and LunesdaleConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock13/02/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell13/02/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham13/02/2014Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Geoffrey Robinson04/03/2014Coventry North WestLabourSigned

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