Steering Group

A technical steering group and a number of sub-groups have been established to provide information and expert advice to support the LGA and DCLG in advising Ministers on the setting up and implementation of this new system. The Steering Group will meet regularly and papers will be updated here.


2019

1 October 2019

Agenda
Item 2 - Minutes of April Steering Group Meeting 
Item 5 - Children's Social Care formula update
Item 6 - Alternative Model update
Item 7 - Area Cost Adjustment update

9 April 2019

Agenda
Item 2 - Note of 29 January meeting
Item 4 - Notional Council Tax Explainer
Item 5 - Area Cost Adjustment
Item 6 - Needs & Resources Consultation Summary
Item 7 - BRR Consultation Summary
Item 8 - Alternative BRR admin model

29 January 2019

Quick summary
Agenda
Item 3 - Forward plan

2018

16 October 

Agenda

Item 4 2019 spending review / fiscal events

Item 5 steering group paper - alternative model

Item 6 note following BRR technical papers

Item 7a FFR update to steering group

Minutes of October Steering Group meeting

23 July 

Agenda

Item 4 2019 Spending review / fiscal events

Technical paper 4: Resets

Draft Criteria Central List

Update on options for centralising appeals and other valuation only changes

Pooling paper

Fair Funding Review relative needs

Fair Funding Review relative resources

Fair Funding Review transition

14 May 

Agenda

Note of Business Rates Retention Steering Group meeting

Steering Group - FFR TWG summary - 28 March

Business Rates Retention Steering Group - forward plan May 2

Discussion paper regarding the relative needs assessment by MHC

18 Mar Tier Splits Safety Net and Levy (SG version)

18 Apr Spreading the risk of valuation loss (SG version)

6 March 

Agenda

Note of Business Rates Retention Steering Group meeting - 18-02-01

4. Central and Local Ratings Lists Steering Group Covering Note

4. Item 4 Central and Local Ratings Lists Tech Paper 1

1 February 

Agenda

3. Membership of groups

3. Relationship map- steering and working groups

5. Pilots paper for Business Rates Steering Group

7. Fair Funding Review consultation and update

2017

27 November

Agenda

2. Note of Business Rates Retention Steering Group meeting - 3.10.2017

3a. Fair Funding Review Working Group November 2017 - Summary

4a. Systems Design Working Group Suggested Forward Work Plan

4b. Business Rates Retention Steering Group forward plan - November 2017

4c. Fair Funding Review Working Group forward look

5. Recommendations of the Responsibilities Working Group

3 October

Agenda

Note of Steering Group meeting - 23 2 17

Next steps on further business rates retention

Business rates retention working Groups Forward Work Plan

The Fair Funding Review technical working group forward look

Further Consultation on business rates retention: summary of feedback

Fair Funding Review update

Local Government Finance Bill – provisions and alternatives

23 February

Minutes (1 December 2016)

Agenda

Systems Design Working Group Update

Needs and Redistribution Working Group Update

Business Rates Reform Critical Path

2016

1 December

Minutes (3 October)

Working Group Update: Responsibilities

Working Group Update: Needs and Redistribution

Working Group Update: Accounting and Accountability

Working Group Update: Systems Design

Working Group Update: Business Interest

Legislation

Summary of Responses to Consultation and Call for Evidence

Needs

Multiplier Flexibilities

London Councils and GLA Joint Consultation Response

3 October

Minutes (7 September) 178.67 KB - PDF

Agenda 86.02 KB - PDF

Risk Update 181.02 KB - PDF

Background Paper on Gearing 318.57 KB - PDF

Fair Funding Review 106.37 KB - PDF

DCLG update on Business Rates Pilots 71.95 KB - PDF

Health and social care deep dive virtual workshop – recommendations from Responsibilities Working Group 135.99 KB - PDF

Regional Events on Business Rates Retention Consultation: Summary of Comments 153.18 KB - PDF

Local Government 'Away Day': Summary of Comments 127.1 KB - PDF

Responsibilities Working Group Update 78.97 KB - PDF

7 September

Minutes (19 July) 196.42 KB - PDF

Agenda 86.02 KB - PDF

Steering Group Forward Look 117.25 KB - PDF

Project Timeline 117.25 KB - PDF

Devolution of Responsibilities – Economic Growth Workshop Feedback 227.46 KB - PDF

Resets Update for Steering Group 176.86 KB - PDF

Resets Update for Steering Group 176.86 KB - PDF

Resets paper considered at 2 September meeting of systems design working group 296.61 KB - PDF

Responsibilities Working Group Update 78.97 KB - PDF

Systems Design Working Group Update 80.93 KB - PDF

Accounting and Accountability Working Group Update 58.4 KB - PDF

Business Interests Group Update 113.68 KB - PDF

19 July 

Agenda 86.02 KB - PDF

Item 1 (a) - Responsibilities Working Group update 71.25 KB - PDF

Item 1 (b) - System Design Working Group update 166.55 KB - PDF

Item 1 (c) - Needs and Redistribution Working Group update 69.86 KB - PDF

Item 1 (d) - Accounting and Accountability Working Group update 77.27 KB - PDF

Item 1 (e) - Business Interest Group Update 154.8 KB - PDF

Item 2 - Timeline slide 117.34 KB - PDF

Item 3 - Pilots update 78.81 KB - PDF

Item 3 Appendix A - Manchester pilot update 63.67 KB - PPTX

Item 4 - Business Rates Retention - Devolution Deals 236.83 KB - PDF

Item 4 Appendix A - Content of Devo Deals 183.82 KB - PDF

Item 4 Appendix B - Business Rates Reform – indicative grants and responsibilities for devolution 129.15 KB - PDF

Item 5 - Business Rates Retention Consultation 575.19 KB - PDF

Item 6 - Initial Feedback on Business Rates Retention Proposals 88.53 KB - PDF

Item 8 - Minutes of last Business Rates Retention Steering Group meeting - 13 June 2016 185.69 KB - PDF

Item 8 Appendix A - Principles and criteria for business rates retention 191.29 KB - PDF

13 June 

Minutes 184.58 KB - PDF

Agenda 86.02 KB - PDF

Needs and Redistribution Working Group update 75.98 KB - PDF

Systems Design Working Group - tax flexibilities update 157.81 KB - PDF

Responsibilities paper 452.65 KB - PDF

Systems Design paper 110.51 KB - PDF

13 May

Minutes 184.58 KB - PDF

Agenda 86.02 KB - PDF

Terms of Reference 134.36 KB - PDF

Needs and Redistribution Working Group 127.94 KB - PDF

Responsibilities Working Group 70 KB - PDF

Handling Appeal Risk 302.93 KB - PDF

Systems Design Working Group 82.1 KB - PDF

Quantum slides 367.6 KB - PDF

Responsibilities 104.18 KB - PDF

Legislation 72.41 KB - PDF

12 April

Business Rates Retention Steering Group meeting minutes 190.79 KB - PDF

Terms of Reference of the group 127.04 KB - PDF

Design of the retention system 154.68 KB - PDF

Local Tax Flexibilities 164.78 KB - PDF

Needs and distribution 63.09 KB - PDF

Transfer of grants and responsibilities 90.28 KB - PDF