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CEDOS - Chief Economic Development Officers Society

Department for Communities & Local Government 100% Business Rates Retention – Further consultation on the design of the reformed system

Views of the Chief Economic Development Officers Society (CEDOS)


  1. CEDOS participated in both HM Treasury’s Business Rates Review in 2015 and the consultation – Self-sufficient local government: 100% Business Rates Retention by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in 2016. We welcome the opportunity to respond to this further consultation and we are pleased to put forward our views, both overall and on individual consultation questions. In framing our response, we have, as always, taken soundings with our members across the country.
  2. We recognise, of course, that the General Election to be held on 8 June will, at the very least, impact on the process of implementing the 100% business rate retention system. Nevertheless, we consider it important to respond to the consultation as set out in the DCLG paper.

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