Issue details

Business Rates Retention Pilot 2018/19

Kent County Council, Medway Council and all twelve districts within the Kent county area successfully applied last year to become a 100% Business Rates Retention pilot. This means that the Government will allow 100% of business rates growth to be retained within the local area. The consequent financial gain across the whole area was estimated to be £24.7 million in 2018/19, to be split between a Financial Sustainability Fund and a Housing and Commercial Growth Fund.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 28 Mar 2018 by Policy and Resources Committee

Lead director: Director of Finance and Business Improvement

Department: Finance and Business Improvement

Contact: Mark Green, Director of Finance, Resources & Business Improvement Mark Green, 01622 602297 Email:

Public Or Private and Reason if Private: Public

Agenda items


  • Business Rates Retention Pilot 2018/19