In December 2011, the Government published its response to the consultation on business rates retention. This set out a clear proposition for the business rates retention scheme. However, it also recognised that there is still a lot of technical detail that needs to decided upon before the scheme is implemented from 1st April 2013.
Therefore, we have set up a working group, which will contribute to the policy and technical debate and act as a critical friend to central government in designing the detail underpinning the scheme. The work of the group will inform decisions by Ministers on the options to include in any forthcoming consultation paper in Summer 2012.
This group is comprised of a range of individuals from local government and specialist organisations, and will form an overarching steering group and three technical sub-groups. The discussion papers for each group published below are for policy development and therefore should not be considered as a statement of Government policy.
To access agendas, papers and notes of meetings please click on the relevant link below.
Accountancy & Information Sub-Group
Systems Design Sub-Group
Go to: Local Government Resource Review (DCLG website)
Go to: Local Government Finance (DCLG website)
Published on 18 April 2012
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