Policy paper

Business rates retention: policy statement

This policy statement provides early confirmation of the government’s policy decisions in key areas of the business rates retention scheme.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Business rates retention: policy statement

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This policy statement provides early confirmation of the government’s policy decisions on the business rates retention scheme following the technical consultation that took place in the summer, and ahead of the provisional local government finance settlement which will constitute the government’s formal response to consultation.

This policy statement, which includes an updated step-by-step guide to the scheme’s workings, will support local authorities in their preparations for smooth implementation of the business rates retention scheme from April 2013.

Published 21 November 2012