Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government
Today I am publishing a summary of responses to the technical consultation on a draft of the Non-Domestic Rating (Property in Common Occupation) (Wales) Regulations 2022 (‘the Regulations’). I am also confirming that the Regulations, as drafted and consulted upon, have been made and will come into force on 1 April 2023.
Between 9 March and 1 June 2022, the Welsh Government consulted on a proposal to make secondary legislation which would clarify the circumstances in which two or more units of property should be treated as one within the non-domestic rates system, in time for the start of the 2023 rating list. On 24 June 2022, I published a summary of responses to that consultation and announced that regulations would be prepared to implement the proposal as consulted upon.
A technical consultation on draft Regulations to implement the proposal ran from 4 August to 16 September 2022. It asked for views on the clarity of the Regulations and for any other comments about them. Following the consultation, no changes to the drafting of the Regulations are required.
A summary of responses to the technical consultation is available at: