District heating schemes 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2803
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you take any action to ensure that district heating schemes are not subject to business rates?

Answer

Answer for District heating schemes 2

Answer for District heating schemes 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

GLA officers have received a report from the industry body The Association for Decentralised Energy on the progress the Association is making in discussions with Government, at least to reduce the burden of business rates but preferably, on the basis of the environmental benefits that district heating provides, to obtain exemption from them. I am monitoring progress on the matter and will consider taking action independently from the current industry initiative if appropriate.