The recent DCLG announcement of another group of local authorities moving towards CIL shows how this transition from 106 agreements to CIL is gathering pace. It appears to be generally accepted that with April 2014 not too far away now, progress towards CIL must be made. Having looked at all of the published draft charging schedules that are available, it is quite striking how varied they are. No doubt this reflects the range of issues that affect different areas, but it does show the potential for local differentials to affect where development happens. Just as business rates (if the ability to set the rate locally is revived alongside the promised local retention as seems to be the hint) can have market consequences, so can CIL. Yet although the CIL Regulations require a level of consultation with neighbouring authorities, there does not appear to be the intention to give this the force of the "duty to cooperate" in the Localism Bill, which we understand is intended to be further reinforced through NPPF.