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News - 16 January 2009
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Supplementary Business Rates (SBR) under scrutiny
The BRS Bill had its second reading in Parliament on Monday 12th January when it was supported by 292 votes to 199. The debate was long and wide-ranging and there was a variety of references made to BIDs.
For details of the SBR proposals see earlier story. For the Hansard record of the debate on 12th January 2009 click here.
The Bill will now go to a Public Bills Committee on 20th January at 4pm. Dr Julie Grail, from British BIDs, has been invited as a witness to attend the Bill Committee representing British BIDs and has made brief submission in advance of the Committee.
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