Who can charge and collect the levy?
Most councils in England and Wales can charge and spend the levy: district and metropolitan
councils; London borough councils; unitary authorities; national park authorities; the Broads Authority; the
Council of the Isles of Scilly; and the Mayor of London. In Wales, county and county borough councils can charge,
along with national park authorities. These bodies are known as charging authorities.
The levy is normally collected for the charging authority by the authority that grants planning permission.
In most cases this will be the charging authority itself. However, in cases where county councils grant planning
permission, they collect the levy on behalf of the charging authority.
If the Mayor of London has a levy in place, London boroughs collect the levy on the Mayor’s behalf.
Other bodies that grant planning permission can collect the levy if they and the charging authority agree on
such an arrangement.
Reproduced from the Communities and Local Government summary pdf on CIL