Fair Funding

Central London is responsible for a substantial part of total UK tax revenues, driven by the concentration of high value jobs and enterprise within the CLF footprint, which in turn promote high land values that support Stamp Duty and Business Rates receipts.

However, central London boroughs retain only a small proportion of the taxes raised, and more importantly the tax system does not always reflect the acute challenges facing CLF employers and residents, such as the growing costs of doing business or living in the capital.

CLF boroughs are therefore working together to identify how fiscal devolution could be used to drive inclusive growth while maintaining the fiscal contribution it makes to the whole of the UK.

Key Resources

Central London Forward: Comprehensive Spending Review 2020– Representation to Treasury

Central London Forward have submitted our representation to the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). This sets out our thinking on what the government needs to prioritise in the next Spending Review.

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Fundamental Review of Business Rates 2020 – CLF Representation to Treasury

Central London Forward has submitted our representation to the 2020 Review which outlines our strategic recommendations on the proposed Online Sales Tax, Small Business Rates Relief and the frequency

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CLF Response HCLG Ctt Local Gov Finance Final

Central London Forward has submitted our representation to the HCLG Committee Inquiry on Local Government Finance.

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CLF Response to the Spring Budget 2021

CLF response to Spring Budget 2021

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CLF response to the HMT consultation on more frequent revaluations

CLF: Response to the joint HM Treasury and MHCLG consultation on more frequent revaluations

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CLF Local Government Finance Position paper

This paper sets out CLF’s priorities for reform of local government finance in the following areas:

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CLF – FE Funding Reform consultation response

CLF has submitted our response to proposed funding reforms to the FE system. We have highlighted that this reform should not come at the cost of London’s funding levels, and the wider role of Adult Co

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CLF – Submission to the Comprehensive Spending Review 2021

This submission argues that central London can play a vital role in driving the national economic recovery, and in levelling up post-pandemic.

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CLF – Summary of Submission to the CSR 2021

This submission argues that central London can play a vital role in driving the national economic recovery, and in levelling up post-pandemic.

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CLF AEB Roadmap Response Final v1

CLF: Response to GLA Adult Education Roadmap Consultation – CLF has submitted our response to the GLA’s Adult Education Budget (AEB) Roadmap consultation. The Roadmap will set the direction for the AE

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Interim report: Inequality and poverty in central London before and during COVID-19

This is the first stage of independent research commissioned by CLF from WPI Economics which looks at the impact of COVID-19 on inequality in health, the labour market, education and skills, business

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