Shale gas business rate sweetener not up to hype

David Cameron has announced councils will retain business rates from shale gas projects, but the money involved appears small

by Alex Marshall
A 'typical' 12-well shale gas site could earn councils £1.7m, but how much they would receive for a single exploratory well is not clear (photograph: Cuadrilla)
A 'typical' 12-well shale gas site could earn councils £1.7m, but how much they would receive for a single exploratory well is not clear (photograph: Cuadrilla)

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