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The law of unintended consequences: business rate retention and house prices

Hilber, Christian A. L. (2011) The law of unintended consequences: business rate retention and house prices. Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (21 Jul 2011). Website.

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Most analysis of Monday’s local government finance proposals has focused on the shiny new stuff – retained business rates and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) – and the winners and losers reform might create. That’s not surprising. But it’s also not the whole story. Changes to business rates are also likely to affect local house prices – in ways that are actively unhelpful for Ministers’ housebuilding agenda.

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Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 13:27
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 18:24

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