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14/07/2016
Self-sufficient local government - 100 per cent business rates retention open consultation

Consultation on the government’s proposal to allow local government to retain 100% of the business rates they raise locally.

This consultation seeks views on the government’s commitment to allow local government to retain 100% of the business rates that they raise locally. Specifically this consultation seeks to identify some of the issues that should be kept in mind when designing the reforms.

The government has announced it will undertake a fair funding review of what the needs assessment formula should be following the implementation of 100% business rates retention. As a first step, alongside this consultation, the government has issued a call for evidence which sets out the key questions that will need to be addressed as part of this review.

How to respond

Email to: BRRconsultation@communities.gsi.gov.uk

Write to:

Business Rates Retention Consultation
Local Government Finance
Department for Communities and Local Government 
2nd floor, Fry Building 
2 Marsham Street 
London SW1P 4DF

Further information is available here.

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