Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Monday, 11 September 2017
Tonight's Brent Council Cabinet report on business rates makes passing reference to a "lack of clarity" about the government's policy on business rates. The long term aim of the government is said to be 100% retention of business rates by each area. In practice that could mean dramatic differences between winning areas and losing areas. A London wide approach would limit the risk considerably.