Questions raised over rates retention

By Dan Peters | 19 May 2020

Senior Local Government Association (LGA) figures have called for the sector to reappraise its support for increased business rates retention in light of coronavirus.

Speaking at a meeting of the LGA’s executive advisory board last week, chair of the resources board, Richard Watts, warned: ‘The threat to income from business rates is going to go on for years to come and therefore we do need to look at alternatives for our long-term sustainability.’

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