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Sophie Broadfield

Deputy Director, Local Government Finance Reform, Department for Communities and Local Government

Sophie is the Department for Communities and Local Government Deputy Director responsible for the upcoming reforms to local government funding. Her team manages 50% business rates retention and the design of 100% business rates retention, including the Local Government Finance Bill currently making its way through Parliament. She has previously worked at the Treasury, leading on public service reform and devolution.