NDM8161 Welsh Conservatives Debate - Business rates for self-catering accommodation

NDM8161 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd: 

1. Calls on the Welsh Government to reflect on the serious concerns expressed by self-catering accommodation providers across Wales regarding the assessment period for determining eligibility for qualifying for business rates in 2022-2023, and amend the regulations accordingly.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

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To propose that the Senedd:

1. Recognises that:

a) the Welsh Government has consulted widely on changes to the criteria used to classify self-catering accommodation as non-domestic for local tax purposes, which will take effect from April 2023.

b) compliance with the new criteria will not be assessed until after 1 April 2023.

c) these changes are part of a wider package measures to designed to support vibrant local communities, in which people can afford to live and work all year round

[If amendment 1 is agreed, amendment 2 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

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To propose that the Senedd:

1.      Recognises the concerns expressed by self-catering accommodation providers, which are under pressure from platforms such as AirBnB.

2.      Believes the Welsh Government should continue to undertake the recommendations of the recent consultation to ensure genuine self-catered accommodation is distinguished from domestic properties in relation to local taxes.

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Type: For information

First published: 08/12/2022