Anne Marie Morris MP calls for a uniform holiday accommodation rating system

Anne Marie Morris (Newton Abbot) (Con): May I add to the hon. Gentleman's argument? Will he consider that, whatever system we have going forward, we need to make it less onerous? The very small businesses in my constituency certainly find the current scheme difficult. If someone has a bed and breakfast and a cottage, the two assessments are separate, so whatever scheme we have, may we make it simpler and more affordable?

Mr Weir: The hon. Lady makes a good point. As I will explain in my remarks, the new proposals will make the situation even worse for self-catering small businesses.

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