Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 20th March 1991.
Uniform Business Rate
Mr. Gwilym Jones : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the impact of the operation of the uniform business rate on (a) offices, (b) factories, (c) warehouses and (d) shops in Wales relative to England.
The Prime Minister : The uniform business rate poundage for 1990-
The combined impact of the revaluation of non-
Changes in aggregate rate bills<1>
Property type |Wales |England
Offices |0 |12
Shops |21 |18
<1> After allowing for inflation as measured by the retail prices index and for appeals against valuation.
Change in rate bills by property type, England and Wales
Property type |Overall |Net change |Overall |Net change |Net change
|change |on UBR |on revaluation|change |on UBR |on revaluation
Shops |+18 |-
Offices |+12 |+20 |-
Other properties |+12 |-
Changes in rate bills by property type, England and Wales
Reduction ( )/Increase ( ) in rate bill, per cent.
Property type Overall change Net change on UBR Net change on revaluation Overall change Net change on UBR Net change on revaluation
Factories 31 9 22 26 1 26
Warehouses 22 6 15 17 1 17
Shops 18 1 19 21 -
Offices 12 20 8 -
Other properties 12 5 16 12 -