Local Taxation

  • By London Councils

London boroughs collect and administer the taxation of both their residents via Council Tax and local businesses via Business Rates, also known as national non-domestic rates (NNDR). Council tax and retained business rates totalled almost £4.4bn in 2014-15: over half of the revenue funding that London Boroughs received.

As public spending cuts continue, and with the possibility of the local share of business rates increasing, local taxation looks set to grow in significance for local government in the next parliament. The Fair Funding team undertakes analysis and review of all aspects of policy relating to local taxation.

Find out more about Business Rates

Find out more about Council Tax