Guidance

75% business rates retention pilots 2019 to 2020: prospectus

Invitation to local authorities to pilot 75% business rates retention in 2019 to 2020.

Documents

Business rates retention pilots 2019 to 2020: invitation to apply

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Business rates retention pilots 2019 to 2020: application form

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Supplementary information on pooling

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Details

This prospectus invites local authorities to submit proposals to pilot 75% business rates retention in 2019 to 2020 and sets out the application process and the criteria on which applications will be assessed. Proposals for new pilots must be submitted to the department by Tuesday 25 September 2018.

This builds on the government’s manifesto commitment to continue to give local government greater control over the money they raise. The government aims to increase the level of business rates retained by local government from the current 50% to 75% in April 2020.

Published 24 July 2018