Sector backs MPs' business rates call

By Mike Yuille | 24 April 2018

Local government bodies have thrown their support behind a call by MPs for retained business rates to be treated as extra income.

Their unanimous response comes after the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee said the sector should be allowed to use the £6bn additional revenue gained from 75% retention to fund existing cost pressures and a system of grants should continue.  

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