Business rates in detail

Precepting authorities

Precepting authorities levy a charge on local tax payers through council tax or business rates in the same way as the local authority for provision of services across the region.

These precepts are collected by the local authority on behalf of the preceptor through council tax or business rate. In Sutton's case the precepting authorities all form part of the Mayor for London's family of provider bodies comprised of the following:

  • Greater London Authority
  • Metropolitan Police
  • London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority
  • Transport for London