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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Find out about our CIL charges on developments and how to pay it.

Published on: 21 December 2020

Last updated: 13 January 2021

Coronavirus Amendment, England Regulations 2020

Temporary deferral of CIL payment and S106 contributions

The Government has published guidance (Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community Infrastructure Levy guidance) on the regulations giving collecting authorities the discretion to grant deferral requests for CIL and S106 payments.

This guidance explains the operation of these regulations which were laid out on 30 June 2020.

The temporary regulations came into effect on Wednesday 22 July 2020 and will expire on 31 July 2021.

They apply to development schemes which commence between the start of lockdown and the regulations’ expiry date - 21 March 2020 and 31 July 2021 respectively.

Section 72A of the regulations set a maximum business turnover threshold of £45m with other criteria to be met by an applicant who wishes to make a request for a deferral.

Under these regulations, we will, at our discretion, consider and determine all requests made for deferral of payment of the levy and section 106 contributions based on the individual merits of each case. This is with a minimum requirement of meeting all the criteria under Section 72A (1).

The payment procedure applies for both the Mayoral CIL and Westminster CIL.

Read the updated CIL payment regulations on gov.uk

Read the updated CIL payment deferral guidance on gov.uk