Infrastructure Levy

Closed 9 Jun 2023

Opened 17 Mar 2023


This consultation seeks views on technical aspects of the design of the Infrastructure Levy. Responses will inform the preparation and content of regulations, which will themselves be consulted on, should Parliament grant the necessary powers set out in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. 

The Bill also introduces the power for the government to pilot Community Land Auctions (CLAs) to explore another avenue to more efficiently capture land value. While CLAs are not subject to this technical consultation, local authorities interested in finding out more should contact the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Infrastructure Levy team at

DLUHC’s Infrastructure Levy team welcomes the opportunity to engage with a range of stakeholders from across the development and affordable housing sector, as well as with representative organisations and local government.

Geographical scope

These proposals will apply to England only.

Impact Assessment

The government is required under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Public Sector Equality Duty”) to have regard to the actual or potential impact/s (if any) of any new policy proposals on ‘equality’. This means in summary, addressing three needs: eliminating discrimination, promoting equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different groups. This applies in relation to protected characteristics; sex, race, disability, age, etc. We will refer to this broadly as the ‘equality’ impacts. In each part of the consultation we invite any views on any perceived equality impacts. We are also seeking views on the potential impacts of the package as a whole on equality. We need to understand who this policy may affect and how it may affect them.

A Regulatory Impact Assessment has been published for the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill that can be found here: Impact Assessments are required for all UK government interventions of a regulatory nature that affect the private sector and/or public services. The Impact Assessment is reviewed and rated by the Regulatory and Policy Committee prior to publication. DLUHC received a ‘Green’ rating[1] from the RRPC on 01/07/2022 meaning the Impact Assessment is fit for purpose.


This consultation will be open for 12 weeks.

Following the closure of this consultation, the government will assess responses. In doing so, a response will be issued that summarises the themes that emerged, before issuing a final consultation on the draft regulations after the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill achieves Royal Assent.