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Hospitals: Non-domestic Rates

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 59822, tabled on 12 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will exempt NHS hospitals from business rates.

Answered on

17 January 2017

The Government has no plans to exempt NHS hospitals from business rates. Hospitals, like almost all other buildings occupied by public bodies, have been subject to non-domestic rates since they were introduced.

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