The Community Infrastructure Levy (known as CIL) was introduced in 2010 to allow local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from new building projects to fund new infrastructure needed to support the development of the area.  Since 2010, a number of changes have been made to CIL, as a result of lessons learnt during its early stages of implementation. 

The latest package of proposed changes have already been through a consultation process and the Government has announced that they will be developing regulations and guidance as quickly as possible to enable the changes to come into effect by the end of January 2014 (subject to the parliamentary process).  

Amongst the proposed changes are the following headlines:  

Whilst the proposed changes will be welcomed by many, it is clear that the CIL regulations are continuously evolving and becoming an increasingly complex area of work for all those involved.    

For more information, please contact Ruth Harding  ruth.harding@parissmith.co.uk