Briefing: Improving Business Rates Retention – IPPR “Better Rates”

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
August 1, 2016
Tom Lawrence, LGiU Associate
Issues Covered
  • business rate retention
  • equalising
  • Funding
  • local government finance
  • localising business rates
Economy and Regeneration, Local government finance
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The IPPR report “Better Rates” looks ahead to the introduction of 100 per cent business rates retention, modelling potential outcomes for the policy, and identifies a weakness. This briefing summarises the report and looks at possible scenarios for this radical change.

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