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Rates consultation ‘presents the facts' says Policy and Reform Minister

Wed, 17 Apr 2019


The Policy and Reform Minister says nothing has been decided on rates modernisation, and an ongoing public consultation on the issue is simply ‘presenting the facts’.
 
It comes after several local authorities have come out against the idea of an all-Island business rate – one proposal floated in the consultation.
 
The Cabinet Office survey covers a number of matters including the collection and distribution of both domestic and non-domestic rates, as well as how a property’s value is assessed.
 
Chris Thomas says the questions in the consultation are shaped to be objective, and present the current ‘lay of the land’, including how rates income is spread across the Island.
 
He says there’s been demand for years for rates modernisation, and the Cabinet Office is trying to do something about it, not kick the issue down the line.
 
Mr Thomas has been speaking to Local Democracy Reporter Ewan Gawne:
 

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