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This was a one-off oral evidence session to consider the results of Phase 1 of the Local Government Resource Review—that is the proposals for business rates retention by local authorities published by the Government in July—and the prospects for Phase 2 of the Review, which will focus on community budgets.
Monday 12 September 2011
Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State, Robert Neill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, and Simon Ridley, Director, Local Government Finance, Department for Communities and Local Government