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Stage three - Issue of a liability notice

How and when a liability notice is issued

What is a liability notice?

The liability notice:

  • sets out the CIL amount you must pay for the development
  • will include all relevant floorspace contained in the development
  • includes floorspace that may be eligible for relief or exemption

When we'll issue a liability notice

We'll issue you with a liability notice as soon as possible once we've received the assumption of liability form and you've:

Where planning permission is granted on appeal, we'll issue the liability notice as soon as possible following the appeal decision.

Change in liability

If the liability changes at any point, a new liability notice will be issued. This may be as a result of:

  • changes to the liable persons
  • effects of relief
  • appeal decisions
  • surcharges
  • loss of instalments

We'll also send a copy of the liability information to interested parties (i.e, freeholders and leaseholders), where known.

Liability is calculated on the Gross Internal Area (GIA) of the buildings in accordance with CIL Regulations Schedule 1.

Appealing a liability notice

If you disagree with the calculation of your CIL liability, you may request a review under Section 113 of the CIL regulations. To do this, please complete and return the CIL reg 113 review form.

To complete the review form you'll need:

  • the site address and description
  • planning application number
  • liability notice date

Download the CIL review form

You can email the form to us, or send it in the post (our contact details are at the bottom of the page).

If, following recalculation, you still think the amount is incorrect, you can appeal to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).