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Caroline Flint MP, Labour's Shadow Local Government Secretary
said on business rate localisation today:

"Despite being pressed, Eric Pickles still could not explain how every council could be a winner if business rates are localised.

"I would support a system which genuinely incentivises local growth, but today Eric Pickles failed to spell out how the Government's proposals could achieve that, without hitting councils which rely on business rates redistribution."

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