LGA set to enter fray on rates redistribution row

In The MJ, 15 June 2016 District Councils’ Network chairman, Cllr Neil Clarke, this week stressed the importance of a needs reassessment to inform a review of the future share of business rates in two-tier areas. He said: ‘Any new system should be designed around place and delivering better outcomes for communities, rather than focusing…

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District Councils’ Network responds to CLG Committee report into 100% retention of business rates

In response to the CLG Committee’s report into 100 per cent retention of business rates, Cllr Neil Clarke MBE, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN) said: “The DCN welcomes this timely report to which we contributed evidence and is keen to ensure that the business rates system supports increased business growth – while ensuring…