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Lord Porter of Spalding 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.  HL1859 [I]

Question HL1859: tabled on 10 October 2017 and due for answer by 24 October 2017

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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