Future Forum: Business rates retention is doomed

By Dan Peters | 24 September 2020

Moves to fund local government using the proceeds from business rates are ‘doomed,’ according to a financial expert.

Speaking at The MJ’s virtual Future Forum event today, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, Rob Whiteman, said business rates and fees and charges would not be enough to fund adult social care and children’s services.

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