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CCTV: Non-domestic Rates

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 7898, tabled on 4 September 2017

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much is levied in additional business rates as a result of the installation of CCTV attracting a higher level of such rates.

Answered on

7 September 2017

CCTV systems are named items within the relevant business rates legislation relating to plant and machinery and as such are rateable. The value of such systems are usually reflected in the overall value of the building, although more specialist systems may be separately valued as an individual plant and machinery item.

The VOA does not routinely record the proportion of a property's assessment that is attributable to a CCTV system. Therefore it is not possible to determine how much is levied each year in business rates in respect of CCTV systems.

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