Kingston to take part in London wide pilot to retain 100% business rates
Kingston is set to keep a greater share of business rates and have greater power on how it is spent from April next year, if plans to take part in a London wide pilot are approved.
Local businesses encouraged to pay their business rates using the Kingston Pound
Kingston Council is encouraging businesses within the borough to pay their business rates using the Kingston Pound, a currency created by the community, local businesses and Kingston University.
Leader of Kingston Council welcomes business rate reforms following 18-month campaign for change
The Leader of the Council, Councillor Kevin Davis, has welcomed an announcement by Chancellor George Osborne that local councils will be able to keep the proceeds from business rates raised locally.