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CIL surcharges

Details of surcharges, and when we would apply them

Surcharge types

Surcharges will be applied as follows, and in accordance with the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended):

Surcharge for


CIL regulation

Failure to assume liability, where no-one has assumed liability and chargeable development has commenced

£50 on each person liable to pay CIL


Apportionment of liability, where we are required to apportion liability for CIL between those with a material interest in the land

£500 on each person liable to pay CIL


Failure to submit a Notice of Chargeable Development

20% of the chargeable amount or £2500, whichever is lower


Failure to submit a Commencement Notice

20% of the chargeable amount or £2500, whichever is lower


Failure to notify us of a disqualifying event(s)

20% of the chargeable amount or £2500, whichever is lower


Late payment

5% of the outstanding chargeable amount or £200, whichever is greater


Failure to comply with an Information Notice

20% of the relevant amount or £1000, whichever is lower


Regulations 87 and 88

Regulations 87 and 88 provide details of interest which can be also charged upon late payments, at an annual rate of 2.5 percent above the Bank of England base rate.

If you don't comply with the CIL requirements we can take enforcement action.

This can include:

  • the use of warning notices (warn development will need to stop)
  • stop notices (to force development to stop)
  • or even court action

CIL stop notice

Sometimes we may believe that interest and late payment surcharges will be ineffective in securing payment of the overdue CIL.

In these circumstances, we may decide to serve a CIL stop notice on the development in question.

A CIL stop notice prohibits development from continuing until payment is made. Once a notice is issued it's a criminal offence to continue the development, punishable by unlimited fines.

Asset seizure

When you fail to pay CIL we may seek a court’s consent to seize and sell your assets to recover the money due.

These assets may include any land you hold.

Committal to prison

If you continue to evade paying CIL, we can ask a magistrates’ court to commit you to prison for no more than three months.

Further information

Guidance on the Community Infrastructure Levy, including the collection and enforcement process, can be found on the Planning Practice Guidance website