Local Government Finance Bill: overview

Information about measures in the Local Government Finance Bill.

The Local Government Finance Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 13 January 2017.

The bill:

  • makes changes the local government finance system to provide the framework for the implementation of 100% business rates retention

  • provides local authorities with additional flexibilities over the operation of business rates in their areas

  • implements a range of other business rates measures, including adjusting inflation for business rates and providing a number of business rates reliefs for businesses and premises

  • allows property owner Business Improvement Districts to be set up across England

  • modernises business rates billing

Policy factsheets

Factsheets providing further background information on the measures within the Local Government Finance Bill.

Keeling schedules

Changes to existing legislation as part of the Local Government Finance Bill.

Published 31 January 2017