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Local Authority Engagement

The place to share and develop discussions around opportunities/ challenges we may face when dealing with/ working with local authorities.

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Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2020

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Government to review Business Rates - Make sure your voice is heard!

Hi AllGovernment have just announced a review of Business Rates. Please contribute directly if you have strong opinion and please also let us know what you think, we'll aggregate responses into our…Continue

Tags: rates, Business, Discretionary

Started by John Mulkerrin Apr 1, 2015.

Discretionary Business Rate Relief 11 Replies

At the discretion of the local authority, CICs can qualify for discretionary business rate relief.  We are going to message all local authorities asking them: 1. Have they granted business rate…Continue

Tags: rate, relief, Local, Authorities, business

Started by John Mulkerrin. Last reply by Lorraine Turton Jul 26, 2013.

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Comment by John Mulkerrin on August 28, 2019 at 10:31

Hi Rachel

You may want to direct message Mark here: 

Let me know how you get on, I can try and source further help if needed. If you have particular challenges you can email them to me directly at

Comment by Rachel Lambie on August 22, 2019 at 18:47

Hi all.  I am the CEO of a new CIC NESSie in ed CIC.  We are just undergong a tupe process attempting to step out from an Academy before it joins a bigger academy.  We are struggling with LGPS legislation and we have a very tight time line.  Does anyone have any advice or experiences to draw on?

Comment by Lorraine Turton on July 26, 2013 at 14:03
The London Borough of Lewisham is reviewing their Discretionary Rates Relief Policy. The consultation is open for comment until 6th October 2013. Comment here:
Comment by Cecile Gillard on March 20, 2012 at 16:40

Hi everyone

JargonBuster has some very useful material that will help you working with local authorities, see

Good luck!


Comment by Mike Shamash on March 20, 2012 at 15:47

Hi all

you can find out what we do on our website

- its all about collective energy purchasing

Does anyone here have any experience in setting up Memorandum of Understanding for working in collaboration with local government or housing associations?

is this the right forum to share info on this?

if you do, I'd love to hear about it / share experiences



Comment by Bruce Pittingale on August 30, 2011 at 10:27

Hi all, we have been working with local government in Eastern Region for two years, I have 15 years experience as a local government officer, including 3 years as national chair for the energy sector. If I can help I am happy to.





Comment by Tracey Foley on April 12, 2011 at 11:32

Has any body experienced lack of engagement with LA's? 

I am a trustee of a charity working with London Borough of Redbridge who have so far been very good but not sure about the future???


Has there been any response with this as the charity advises many Vol Org's in Redbridge?




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