Community Infrastructure Levy
Communities and Local Government
Nicholas Boles (Grantham and Stamford, Conservative)
Local authorities in England and Wales, and the Mayor of London, can choose to charge the community infrastructure levy on new developments in their area. At the present time, six authorities have approved charging schedules in place and are operating the levy. Rates for residential, retail and commercial uses range from £0 to £125 per square metre. Charges are set following consultation, public examination and independent approval. They must be demonstrated to be viable and should be kept under review by charging authorities.