When did CIL come into effect?
6 April 2010
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008, as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010.
Who is responsible for paying CIL?
CIL liability runs with the land, therefore if no party assumes liability to pay before development commences the landowner will be liable to pay the levy.
Do I need to pay CIL?
The responsibility to pay CIL runs with the ownership of the land on which the liable development will be situated. However, others involved in the development, such as developers, may wish to pay. Liability can be transferred at any time prior to the final payment being due.
How much is the CIL levy?
“The average CIL charge in England is currently £95 per square metre, so the CIL liability on the average self build home measuring 247 square metres is an eye-watering £23,465!” says Michael Holmes.
How can I avoid paying CIL?
The most obvious way to avoid paying CIL is not to commence development or to delay commencement. However, you may need to commence development sooner than you might otherwise like to, for example to prevent a planning permission from expiring.
Do you pay VAT on CIL?
CIL is exempt from VAT.
What happens if you dont pay CIL?
When you fail to pay CIL a collecting authority may seek a court’s consent to seize and sell your assets to recover the money due. These assets may include any land you hold. The collecting authority must send you notice of its intention to do so beforehand.
What happens if CIL is not paid?
What is a community levy charge?
The Community Infrastructure Levy (the ‘levy’) is a charge which can be levied by local authorities on new development in their area. It is an important tool for local authorities to use to help them deliver the infrastructure needed to support development in their area.
Does CIL apply to extensions?
The Community Infrastructure Levy (the ‘levy’) is a charge which can be levied by local authorities on new development in their area. Some developments may be eligible for relief or exemption from the levy. This includes residential annexes and extensions, and houses and flats which are built by ‘self-builders’.
What is a CIL stop notice?
A CIL stop notice prohibits development from continuing until payment is made. If payment is not made by the end of this period, a collecting authority may serve a stop notice which will prohibit development with immediate effect immediately until payment of the outstanding amount is made.
What triggers CIL?
CIL Triggers CIL liability is not triggered by a material start: it is triggered by the date given in a commencement notice (unless the notice is withdrawn in advance) or, in the absence of advance notice, the deeming of a commencement date by the collecting authority.
When do the Community Infrastructure Levy regulations come into force?
These Regulations may be cited as the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which they are made. 2.
Can the Community Infrastructure Levy examination re-open planning issues?
The Community Infrastructure Levy examination should not re-open infrastructure planning issues that have already been considered in putting in place a sound relevant plan. Authorities may have existing ‘regulation 123 lists’ dating from before the Community Infrastructure Levy regulations were amended in September 2019.
How can I get relief from the Community Infrastructure Levy?
The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations make a number of provisions for charging authorities to give relief or grant exemptions from the levy. Some types of relief are compulsory; others are offered at the charging authority’s discretion.
What is the format of examination for the Community Infrastructure Levy?
An informal hearing format is usually the most appropriate form of examination for the Community Infrastructure Levy. If no-one has requested the right to be heard, the examiner also has the option of conducting the examination by written representations.