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.
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.
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
Central London Forward has submitted our representation to the HCLG Committee Inquiry on Local Government Finance.
CLF response to Spring Budget 2021
CLF: Response to the joint HM Treasury and MHCLG consultation on more frequent revaluations
This paper sets out CLF’s priorities for reform of local government finance in the following areas: