To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on making parish and town councils eligible for the (a) New Home Bonus and (b) Business Rate Retention Scheme.
Following consultation, the New Homes Bonus final scheme design setting out the mechanism for payment allocations was published on
The Government set out their proposals for business rates retention on
We have consulted on proposals to ensure that a meaningful proportion of the community infrastructure levy collected in an area is passed directly to parishes and town councils. Parishes would be free to spend their community infrastructure levy income on items which support development of their area. We are currently considering consultation responses.