Legislative Consent: Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill

Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Commons on 12 May 2021.

 

The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill “to make provision about matters attributable to coronavirus that may not be taken account of in making certain determinations for the purposes of non-domestic rating; and to make provision in connection with the disqualification of directors of companies that are dissolved without becoming insolvent.”

 

The Bill is subject to the legislative consent process under Standing Order 29. This is when the consent of the Welsh Parliament is sought by the UK Government to legislate on an issue which falls  within the competence of the Senedd.

 

The Legislative Consent Motion for the Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill was agreed in Plenary on 23 November 2021.

 

The Welsh Government laid a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) (PDF 77.8KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 21 September 2021

 

The Business Committee agreed (PDF 39.6KB), in accordance with Standing Order 29.4(i), to invite the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to consider and report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Rating (Coronavirus) and

Directors Disqualifications (Dissolved Companies) Bill, to the Senedd, by 18 November 2021.
 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report (PDF 164KB) on 17 November 2021. The Welsh Government responded (PDF 353KB)  to the report on 9 December 2021.

 

The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee laid its report (PDF 117KB) on 18 November 2021. The Committee Chair also wrote to the Minister for Finance and Local Government, as set out in paragraph 27 of the report, to request further information in advance of plenary debate

 

The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee laid its report (PDF 105KB) on 8 February 2022. The Committee Chair also wrote (PDF 77KB) to the Minister for Economy, to request further information in advance of plenary debate.

 

Further information on the Senedd’s consideration of the LCM, including relevant correspondence, can be found under ‘Related Meetings’.

Business type: Legislative Consent

Status: Complete

First published: 22/09/2021