Community Infrastructure Levy review: report to government

On 7 February 2017, the government published an independent report on the effectiveness of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

The report states that CIL is not achieving its original objective of providing a faster, fairer and more transparent way of collecting contributions towards the infrastructure necessitated by the impact of development.

The key recommendations are that:

  • CIL should be replaced with a hybrid system of a Local Infrastructure Tariff and section 106 agreements (for larger development).
  • Combined authorities should be enabled to set up an additional Mayor-type Strategic Infrastructure Tariff (SIT).