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County councillors have called for a review of the business rates system including the tax paid by large retailers.
MPs have urged ministers to assess specific proposals for reforming business rates by the autumn.
Revenues from business rates and council tax will not keep pace with rising costs and demands for services, financial experts have warned.
A loophole that could be costing English local authorities millions in lost council tax is to be reviewed by ministers.
Aileen Murphie explores how local government finance has changed since 2010 and what challenges councils face leading up to 2020.
A new UK digital services tax aimed at giants such as Google and Amazon will be narrowly targeted on UK-generated revenues from April 2020.
The mayor of Liverpool has called for a Royal Commission to ensure a ‘fair funding formula’ for local council services.
Chancellor Phillip Hammond is expected to announce nearly a billion pounds for social care in an austerity-busting budget later today.
London’s growth in business rates will be used to fund eight projects to improve the capital’s digital infrastructure.
Nigel Wilcock, executive director of the Institute of Economic Development, explores the link between the declining high street and local services.