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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Marc Wyn Jones 

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1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1 Apologies for absence were received from Eluned Parrott, Jeff Cuthbert and Gwenda Thomas.

(09.30-10.30)

2.

Business Rates Policy - Federation of Small Businesses

Iestyn Davies, Head of External Affairs (Devolved Nations), Federation of Small Businesses

Josh Miles, Policy Advisor, Federation of Small Businesses

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Iestyn Davies and Josh Miles.

(10.40-11.40)

3.

Business Rates Policy - Ministerial Scrutiny

Edwina Hart, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

Tracey Burke, Director of Strategy, Department for Economy, Science and Transport

Chris Sutton, Chair of the Business Rates Panel

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1        The Committee scrutinised the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport.

3.2        The Minister agreed to provide information on SMEs that have benefited from and qualified for the Business Rates Scheme, for each Enterprise Zone.

3.3        The Minister agreed to provide information on examples of good practice in terms of small business rates relief in Northern Ireland and any useful data derived from this.

3.4        The Minister agreed to provide information on any economic assessments the Welsh Government has made and the benefits which have come as a result of temporary schemes, including the Enterprise zone and Murco business rates schemes.

3.5        The Minister agreed to provide details of developments in terms of business rates for self-catering properties and an executive summary of the study to which the Minister referred.

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting.

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee resolved to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting.

(11.50-12.00)

5.

Draft Report on Assisting Young People into Work

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed the Draft Report on Assisting Young People into Work.

(12.00-12.15)

6.

Forward Work Programme

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the Summer 2015 Forward Work Programme.

7.

Papers to note

7.1

Letter from Jane Hutt to William Graham regarding Business Rates Policy

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.

7.2

Written submission from the Welsh Retail Consortium

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.2.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.

7.3

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) response to the administration of business rates in England (interim findings)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.3.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.

7.4

Summary of the rapporteur visits 12 February 2015

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.4.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.

7.5

Letter from The Older People's Commissioner for Wales to William Graham regarding the Older People's Skills Strategy

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.5.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.

 

 

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