§ Lord Willoughby de Broke
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they expect to introduce legislation consequent upon the proposal in the Green Paper Modernising Local Government Finance to give special rate relief to small businesses. [HL1081]
§ Lord Falconer of Thoroton
We will shortly be issuing a White Paper on local government which will set out our decisions on the Green Paper's proposals, including that for rate relief for small businesses. The timing of any subsequent legislation would depend on the availability of parliamentary time.