The MCIL applies to most new developments in London granted planning permission on or after 1 April 2012. The Levy raises money towards the Elizabeth line (currently being built by Crossrail Ltd.) and is collected by the London boroughs on behalf of the Mayor.
The Levy is payable on most developments in London at these rates:
Camden, City of London, City of Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond-upon-Thames and Wandsworth
Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Redbridge, Southwark and Tower Hamlets
Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Croydon, Enfield, Havering, Newham, Sutton and Waltham Forest
Health and education uses are charged at a nil rate.
Developers must submit a CIL information form as part of the planning application process. The local planning authority will use the form to help establish whether or not a development is liable for a CIL charge.
The local planning authority is responsible for collecting MCIL on behalf of the Mayor along with any borough CIL (where relevant). The local planning authority determines the final CIL charge.
We are helping the Mayor to introduce new rates and criteria for MCIL.
The Mayor has done two rounds of public consultation on a proposed MCIL2 Charging Schedule, considered the comments made and appointed an independent examiner to conduct an Examination in Public (EiP) into the Draft Charging Schedule in late 2018.
The plan is for MCIL2 to supersede MCIL1 from April 2019. Both MCIL1 and MCIL2 contribute to the funding of the projects being built by Crossrail Ltd.
The CIL calculator produced by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and TfL indicates the likely level of CIL payable. This is for guidance only. The collecting authority must still calculate the correct levy in accordance with the current regulations.
Some developments may be exempt or eligible for relief from the Mayoral CIL. They include:
The Levy is non-negotiable, so any questions relating to exemptions or relief should be discussed with the relevant collecting authority.
The CIL Collection Group (CCG) is a forum of officers from local planning authorities (known as 'collecting authorities'), TfL, GLA, London Revenues Group, Department for Communities and Local Government and the Planning Inspectorate. It was established to look at issues around the implementation and collection of the Mayoral CIL.
We produce a regular 'Tracker' to show the progress London's boroughs have made in introducing their own local CILs. It's updated from CCG meetings and communication we have with the boroughs.
All London collecting authorities use this standard form to report progress on CIL-liable developments and the collection of CIL receipts to TfL on a quarterly basis.
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