HC Deb 05 June 1990 vol 173 c483W
Mr. Quentin Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what would be the cost of exempting from the uniform business rate any business the sole owner of which is principally resident in the same premises from which the business is conducted.

Mr. Chope

The information for which my hon. Friend asks is not available. However, the cost of exempting from non-domestic rates all composite hereditaments (that is, properties which are partly non-domestic and partly domestic) would be £910 million a year in England, without the transitional arrangements.