Impact of business rates on business Contents


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

Tuesday 7 May 2019

John Boulton, Technical Strategy Department Manager, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Tom Emlyn Jones, President, Rating Surveyors Association


Neil Leitch, Chief Executive, Early Years Alliance, Paul Crossman, Multiple pub operator, Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, UK Hospitality, Mandy McNeil, Vice Chair, Save UK Pubs


Wednesday 22 May 2019

Meryl Halls, Managing Director, Booksellers Association, Chris Harris, Group Property & Development Director, John Lewis Partnership, Sebastian James, Chief Executive, Boots UK


Catherine Gras, Spokesperson for Gas Storage Operators Group and Chief Executive, Storengy UK, Adam Blaskey, Founder, The Clubhouse, Seamus Nevin, Chief Economist, Make UK, Eleanor Griggs, Land Management Adviser, National Farmers Union


Tuesday 4 June 2019

Andy Street CBE, Mayor, West Midlands Combined Authority, Cllr Richard Watts, Islington Council Leader, Local Government Association, Prof. Chris Turner, CEO, British BIDs, Ojay McDonald, CEO, Association of Town and City Management


Wednesday 19 June 2019

Jerry Schurder, Head of Business Rates, Gerald Eve LLP, Rachel Kelly, Senior Policy Officer, British Property Federation, Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Lecturer, Northumbria University, Tej Parikh, Chief Economist, Institute of Directors, Steve Rigby, Group Property Director, Tesco


Wednesday 10 July 2019

Melissa Tatton, Chief Executive Officer, Valuation Office Agency, Alan Colston, Chief Valuer, Valuation Office Agency


Jesse Norman, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury, Rishi Sunak, Minister for Local Government, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Mike Williams, Director Business and International Tax, HM Treasury


Published: 31 October 2019