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Non-domestic Rates: Solar Power

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 2844, tabled on 4 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of maintaining the previous lower level of business rates for roof-top solar.

Answered on

14 July 2017

Business rates are based on valuations from the Valuation Office Agency and we do not intervene in their independent assessments. We have put in place a £3.6 billion transitional relief scheme for England to support ratepayers at the 2017 revaluation. The transitional relief scheme has capped annual increases in rate bills due to the revaluation.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government