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When secondary legislation drives you to rant in the media... CIL article in Estates Gazette

Below is a link to an article of mine that was published in Estates Gazette over the weekend. 

The article is entitled "10 things I hate about CIL" and comprises a wish list of potential areas for reform of the Levy. For anyone who has had the misfortune to speak with me about CIL, it probably won't be a surprise that stopping at ten points was a bit of a challenge.

Our best hope of wide-ranging reform (or abolition) of the Levy lies in the long-awaited report of the CIL Review Panel, headed by Liz Peace. Latest news from sources at DCLG is that the report will be out 'later this year'....

The Community Infrastructure Levy Review Panel’s report on reforming the community infrastructure levy (CIL) is due later this year. In the meantime, I have some suggested reforms of my own.

Need for consolidation

Since the CIL Regulations were first introduced in 2010, there have been five sets of amending regulations and a sixth set is now widely anticipated. A single consolidated set of regulations may not solve any of the problems with the regime, but it would at least ensure we were all arguing about the same version.