Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government answers Rehman's written question on non-domestic rates

On 1st September 2020, Rehman submitted the following written question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: 

"To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Expanded Retail Discount 2020-21 applies to those businesses whose activities are split evenly between retail and other activities."

Simon Clarke MP, Minister of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, has provided the following response:

"My Department published guidance on the expanded retail discount on 25 March 2020. The guidance states that eligible properties are those wholly or mainly used as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues; those used by visiting members of the public for assembly and leisure; or hotels, guest & boarding premises and self-catering accommodation. It is for local authorities to decide, having regard to the guidance, whether properties fall within these categories."

All of Rehman's written questions can be read here: https://members.parliament.uk/member/3987/writtenquestions