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Business rates retention - easy to read papers explaining business rate retention

Below are four briefing notes about the Government's proposals to radically overhaul local government finance by introducing 100% Business Rates retention. Their prime purpose is to aid understanding of the proposals and rural issues arising. They are based upon research commissioned from Pixel Financial Management.

Note 1: Proposed changes to local government finance

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Note 2: Rateable values and gross rates payable

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Note 3: Mandatory and discretionary rate relief

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Note 4: Safety net and levies

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