Decision details

Response to Government Consultation: Changes to the payment of schools business rates (Department for Education)

Decision Maker: Executive Director Children, Families Lifelong Learning and Culture

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Education and Lifelong Learning Service is responding to a consultation on the process for paying business rates on school premises. This would mean DfE paying billing authorities directly (and subtracting the cost from local authority Dedicated Schools Grant allocations). The proposed change is largely a change of administrative process and should have little impact on the overall education funding for Surrey, although some assurances are needed on the technical detail.



Decision made:


It was AGREED to submit the proposed attached response to the consultation outlined above.


Reasons for Decision:

The responses to the consultation will be submitted to Government so that it can be considered in relation to any future decision on the proposal.


Publication date: 03/05/2021

Date of decision: 30/04/2021

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