Clause 13 - Arbitration awards available

Part of Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 9:25 am ar 14 Rhagfyr 2021.

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Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London) 9:25, 14 Rhagfyr 2021

I am happy to give the hon. Lady that assurance. The reason why we do not have a specific definition of what constitutes viability or affordability is that businesses models vary greatly, including with seasonality, and within and between sectors. Under clause 16, which we will consider later, we include factors that the arbitrator should consider when assessing the viability of the tenant’s business.