County support for rates retention drops

By Dan Peters | 29 September 2017

Sector support for 100% business rates retention is waning after the County Councils’ Network (CCN) found it could worsen the financial plight of its members.

A recent CCN survey found that the policy was now supported by just 55% of leaders, leading the organisation to publicly argue for the first time for a mixture of retained rates – higher than the current 50% - and grant funding.

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