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|4 Jul 2017, 9:31 a.m.||Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)||Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)|
Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to set out the criteria for applications by lower-tier rural authorities to participate in a pilot for 100 per cent business rates retention.
Answered by Mr Marcus Jones - Vice Chamberlain (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons)
The Government has a manifesto commitment to continue to give local government greater control over the money they raise. We intend to continue to collaborate closely with local government over the coming months on how we will achieve this commitment and it is in this context we will discuss the future of business rates retention pilots.