§ Mr. Richard Shepherd
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will estimate how many non-domestic properties in England had rate increases of(a) 10 per cent. and above and (b) 20 per cent. and above in each year from 1986–87 to 1991–92.
§ Mr. Portillo
Estimates of the number of non-domestic properties in England subject to increases in rate bills of 10 per cent. and over and 20 per cent. and over are shown in the table.
Non-domestic properties with rate increases Thousands 10 per cent. and over 20 per cent. and over 1986–87 2,700 660 1987–88 520 70 1988–89 1,430 20 1989–90 1,100 70 1990–91 1,000 890 1991–92 1,200 720
Due to a change in the definition of non-domestic properties, following the introduction of the new system of local government finance, estimates for 1990–91 and 1991–92 are not comparable with earlier years.
The estimates for 1986–87 to 1989–90 take no account of increases in rate bills as a result of changes in rateable values following alterations of the valuation list in those years.