© Tim Scrivener
Farmers putting up agricultural buildings and houses are falling foul of a planning tax that is leaving some facing bills as high as £26,000. Half of all councils in England and Wales have implemented a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – a charge on every square metre of floor space created.  The levy came in to force in 2010 under Gordon Brown’s Labour government to generate funds from housing, retail and industrial developments to spend on local priorities such as roads, schools […]