Business rates relocalisation opposition hots up. By Dan Martin
Companies would be opposed to the power for setting business rates being given back to local authorities, an SME lobby group has urged.
According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), companies are strongly against reports that Sir Michael Lyons, who is currently reviewing the funding of local government finance, will propose that councils be allowed to set business rates, a power they held until 1990.
Supporters of the change claim that taking business rates out of the hands of national government would raise extra money for local services and strengthen the link between local auth