The Community Infrastructure Levy came into force in April 2010 and allows local authorities to raise funds from owners or developers of land undertaking new building projects in their area, to help fund infrastructure.
The government commissioned an independent review of the community infrastructure levy in November 2015 to assess the extent to which CIL does or can provide an effective mechanism for funding infrastructure, and to recommend changes that would improve its operation in support of the government’s wider housing and growth objectives. The independent review group submitted their report to ministers in October 2016.
The review was informed by the research undertaken by Three Dragons / University of Reading and a consultation questionnaire. The research examined the amount of revenue CIL is raising, the types if development that are paying CIL, impacts on viability and the operation of the neighbourhood share of CIL.