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Local Government Finance Act

Local Government Finance Act 2012

SEEC strongly supports the principles of localisation of Business Rates as an incentive for economic growth and localising control of Council Tax support to respond effectively to local needs.

During passage of the Local Government Finance Bill in Parliament, SEEC expressed concerns that Government proposals to take these principles forward provided insufficient local control and incentive, and were being driven by over-ambitious timetables that would constrain positive benefits.  We provided a briefing suggesting improvements to the Bill and/or associated guidance & regulations to deliver better outcomes.