HC Deb 26 March 1991 vol 188 cc384-5W
Mr. Gwilym Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage and number of Welsh mixed hereditament businesses will benefit as a result of the initial review of the community charge.

Mr. David Hunt

Following our initial review of the community charge and the associated consultation document entitled "The Standard Community Charge and other matters", a number of changes affecting composite hereditaments were brought into force by means of the Non-Domestic Rating (Transitional Period) (Amendment and Further Revision) Regulations 1990 (SI 1990/2329). This amended the transitional arrangements for non-domestic rates to reduce the maximum annual increase in rate bills from 15 to 10 per cent. in real terms for composite hereditaments with rateable values below £10,000 The chief valuer estimates that between 85 and 90 per cent. of mixed hereditaments in Wales will benefit.