100 per cent retention of business rates: issues for consideration Contents

Witnesses

The following witnesses gave evidence in Session 2015–16. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Monday 22 February 2016

David Phillips, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Dr Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Associate Lecturer and Researcher, Northumbria University, and Simon Parker, Director, New Local Government Network

Q1–48

Monday 7 March 2016

Andy Hall, Business Rates Assurance Manager, Boston Borough Council, Councillor David Finch, Leader, Essex County Council, and Dennis Napier, Assistant Head of Financial Resources, Sunderland City Council

Q49–88

Councillor Tim Mitchell, Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Services, Westminster City Council, Paul Dransfield, Strategic Director, Major Programmes, Birmingham City Council, Sharon Gregory, LGSS Group Accountant, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire County Councils, and Councillor Claire Kober, Chair, LGA Resources Panel, Local Government Association

Q89–120

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Sean Nolan, Senior Local Government Adviser, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, David Magor, Chief Executive, Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation, Andrew Hetherton, Chairman, IRRV Valuers Association Board, Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation

Q121–157

Mike Cherry, Policy Director, Federation of Small Businesses, Tom Ironside, Director, Business Regulation, British Retail Consortium, Chris Richards, Senior Business Environment Policy Adviser, EEF

Q158–190

Monday 11 April 2016

Joe Anderson, Chair, Liverpool City Region, Sharon Gregory, LGSS Group Accountant, Cambridgeshire County Council, and Richard Paver, Treasurer, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Q191–226

Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor, Policy and Planning, Greater London Authority, Guy Ware, Director for Finance, Performance and Procurement, London Councils, and Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Q227–266





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