Business rates retention

 

In October 2015, the Government announced that, by the end of this Parliament, local authorities will be able to keep 100 per cent of the business rates they raise locally. This is a fundamental change to in the way local government is financed.

The IRRV has been working with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to ensure that local government is vocal in shaping the way that this new system will work.

We will continue to update this hub with useful information, including key papers and materials so check back on a regular basis.

Get involved

To ensure that views from across the sector are represented in the development of a new system, we are inviting you to submit your view so all papers of all groups set up to help implement business rate retention as listed below. To feed in to the work on a new system for 100 per cent business rate retention, please email policy@irrv.org.uk


Consulation

This consultation closes at26 September 2016 12:00am

Self-sufficient local government: 100% business rates retention

Business rates reform: call for evidence on needs and redistribution


Steering Group

A technical steering group and a number of sub-groups have been established to provide information and expert advice to support the IRRV, LGA and DCLG in advising Ministers on the setting up and implementation of this new system. The Steering Group will meet regularly and papers will be updated here

Notes

Business Rates Reform – indicative grants and responsibilities for devolution 

Steering Group Paper – Business Rates Retention - Devolution Deals

 

1 December 2016

Agenda

Item 2 Note of Business Rates Retention Steering Group meeting - 3 Oct

Item 3a Responsibilities Working Group Update 01122016 (002)

Item 3b Needs and Redistribution Working Group Update Dec 16

Item 3c AAWG Update 251116

Item 3d BIG Update

Item 3e 161125 Systems Design update for Steering Group

Item 4 Legislative Issues Table

Item 5 Summary of Consultation responses to Steering Group

Item 6 Update for the Steering Group with CfE analysis v2

Item 8 Paper on Local Tax Flexibilities

Item 9 BRR consultation - Joint London Govt response - SUMMARY - FINAL

 

 

16 October 2016

Agenda

Note of Meeting 7th September 2016

Item 1 160926 Steering Group paper on risk

Item 1A 160921 Gearing background

Item 2 September Update on the FFR to the Steering Group

tem 3 Pilots update for steering group - Oct

Item 4 Responsibilities Working Group update- health and social care virtual v 1

Item 5 Regional Events Feedback 

Item 6 LG Away Day Feedback

Item 7A 160929 - Responsibilities Working Group Update

 

19 July 2016

Steering Group Agenda Pack 19 July 2016

 

13 June 2016

Note of meeting 13 June 2016 

Illustration of BR redistribution, assuming only two (fictional) LAs in England

Business Rates Retention Steering Group agenda pack - 16-06-13 

 

Notes 13 May 2016

 

Read the latest minutes, agendas and papers: April 12 2016


Technical Working Group on Needs and Redistribution

Read the latest minutes, agendas and papers: 8 August 2016


Read the latest minutes, agendas and papers: 4 July 2016


Read the latest minutes, agendas and papers: 6 June 2016

 

Read the latest minutes, agendas and papers: 3 May 2016


Systems Design Working Group

Read the latest minutes, agendas and papers: 25 July 2016

Read the latest minutes, agendas and papers: 17 June 2016

Read the latest minutes, agendas and papers: 1 June 2016

Read the latest minutes, agendas and papers: 20 May 2016

Read the latest minutes, agendas and papers: 4 May 2016


Responsibilities Working Group

21 July 2016

27 June 2016

3 June 2016

26 May 2016 Agenda and papers

3 May 2016, agendas and papers


Accounting and Accountability (Local Authorities) Working Group 

21 November 2016

 

1 September 2016

 

1 July 2016

 

31 May 2016


Business Interests Group

15 June 2016