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It is estimated that there could be over £25m worth of fraud being perpetuated by businesses falsely claiming Small Business Rates Relief across England.
The mayor of London has announced a £140m investment boost to help fight the capital’s housing crisis and improve the economy.
Northern Ireland local authority chiefs have criticised as ‘anti-investment’ a proposal to cut nearly £20m of support from Stormont.
The Government’s plans to re-introduce the so-called ‘staircase tax’ could have a detrimental impact on local government finances, committee chair warns.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) belief that councils do not want 100% business rates retention is misguided, London Councils has warned.
With the news that no new devolution deals were agreed last year, Mark Whitehead explores why the policy seems to have come to a grinding halt.
Councils have referred an estimated 41,000 businesses to bailiffs over unpaid business rates, new research has revealed.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on councils which have still not passed on government money to help firms hit by hikes in business rates to do so before Christmas.
The Scottish Government must be more transparent in the way it reports on its non-domestic (business) rates, the official financial watchdog has warned.
Local government leaders today warned of the dangers of ‘devolution deadlock’ in their response to the Autumn Budget.