The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy on development that councils across the country, including Merton and the Mayor of London, are implementing. It helps to pay for local infrastructure including schools, paths, parks, open spaces and healthcare facilities.

Beware of fake invoices

All genuine invoices from us for Community Infrastructure Levy payments will request payment into our bank account number 05390656, sort code 30-00-00. If you receive an invoice claiming to be from us but requesting payment into another account, please don't pay it. If you think you may have received a fake invoice, please phone us on 020 8545 3197 or 020 8545 3466.

Guide to CIL in Merton

CIL in Merton 2014

This guide includes:

  • who may be liable to pay the Merton CIL
  • when the Merton CIL is payable, including our instalment policy.

Don't use this guide to find out about the Mayor of London CIL or how Merton CIL is spent.

Charging schedule

Merton's CIL Charging Schedule

Annual CIL rate summary

For planning permissions granted from 2020 onwards the rates of Merton CIL (adjusted for inflation) you will be liable to pay will be published in the following list:

For Mayoral CIL rates please navigate to Mayor of London's Community Infrastructure Levy page.

Annual reports

Merton's annual Infrastructure Funding Statements, a requirement for financial years 2019-20 onwards, will be published in the following list:

The  2018-19 Merton CIL annual report can be viewed here.

Financial reports on Merton CIL from earlier years are included in Merton's Annual Monitoring Reports

Related websites

For more information regarding CIL in general please see the following: