business rates retention resource hub


Welcome to the joint Finance Advisory Network and CIPFA Benefits and Revenues Service resource hub for Business Rates Retention (BRR).  We'll be using this page to sign post all our event materials on the topic, along with helpful links to key DCLG and other websites, and to record everything we are finding out about this evolving topic!

Do note that, as we are learning more about BRR every day, some older material may be out of date or superseded by new information.  Please always look at the date on materials to assess their relevance.

CIPFA event materials

Business Rates Retention joint series with DCLG – this series ran in September 2012 and included presentations from Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), CIPFA and the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

Local Government Finance Bill series – this series ran in November 2012 and gave finance and revenues staff the opportunity to understand and consider the issues presented by BRR from a joint perspective.

Completing the NNDR1 form – this short series ran in January 2013 and helped authorities understand the technical and strategic requirements of this piece of work.

Local Government Financial Reform – facing the challenges  this series ran in July 2013 and looked at the realities of the way that the changes being introduced by the Local Government Finance Act will have to be addressed by those implementing it on a daily basis.

Business Rates Guide – Lancashire County Council - A document produced by Lancashire County Council in December 2013 based on the Accounting for NDR Series summarising its application to the Council. This document also considers budgetary implications of the new rate retention scheme. It was the basis for the closedown 2013/14 series pre-event-reading document ‘Business Rates Guide – CIPFA & Lancashire CC pre-course reading 

External links

DCLG Plain English Guide to BRR – published 21 November 2012

DCLG BRR Policy Statement – published 21 November 2012

DCLG 2013/14 Local Government Finance Settlement Consultation – published 21 November 2012