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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many businesses have been found to be avoiding business rates through fraudulent use of mandatory business rates reliefs in each of the past five financial years; and what is their estimate of the loss of income resulting from that avoidance.
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Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
Lord Porter of Spalding