Many thanks over recent months for participating in the NALC / BTA toilet tax survey:
- 541 responses received;
- Cornwall submitted the most responses with 12.8% of the overall submissions;
- 35% of respondents said they had incurred business rate fees of up to £1500 in the last financial year on their public conveniences;
- 58% of respondents said their councils had budgeted to pay NNDR on their public conveniences in the last financial year; &
- 99% of respondents said they supported the campaign to end the toilet tax on the statute book.
The resurrected Non Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill 2019-21 to finally end the toilet tax was re-commenced a few weeks ago in the Commons but Commons second reading was deferred from 30/3 due to coronavirus – see here. A date for second reading in the Commons will be announced soon. I’ll now contact the lead official at MHCLG to confirm when the date of second reading in the Commons will be.
The evidence gathered from the survey will be of use at later stages of the bill.