Consultation Responses

Business Rates Review: Technical Consultation – DCN Response

All DCN member councils are billing authorities and are therefore directly involved in the administration and collection of non-domestic rates. In common with major precepting authorities, they also benefit from a share of business rates that helps to fund local services and therefore they have a direct interest in ensuring that business rates liabilities are accurately known and the consequent rates are collected.

We welcome many of the proposals in the consultation paper, although we feel that different approaches are required to ensure that bills issued each March are as accurate as possible and to encourage ratepayers and agents to provide information more speedily than set out in the Government’s proposals.

Please see our full response here.