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The Government is 'fully committed to proceeding with’ business rates retention, according to local government minister Marcus Jones.
Councils that fail to get business rates relief schemes in place by the beginning of next month could be named and shamed by the Government.
A Basildon councillor has waited over two months for a response from Sajid Javid to a letter he wrote concerning the future of council finances.
Local authorities in England have been invited to participate in a second round of 100% business rates retention pilots as pools across economic areas.
Millions of pounds of business rates relief promised in the spring budget earlier this year has still not been forwarded to pubs, according to new research.
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called on the Government to help local pubs by cutting their business rate bills.
Councils have hit back at claims over 'shambolic' delays in handing out Government cash to help small firms cope with business rate rises.
County councils in England have called for a ‘new deal’ during the current Parliament, including devolved powers akin to those held by Britain’s major cities.
Small firms have urged the Government to make councils speed up giving out grants to help cope with big increases in business rates.
Referendums on council tax limits should be abolished in order to secure the financial sustainability of councils, Lord Porter will argue later today.