See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28495631 .
All I can say is GOOD.
If this move helps councils to raise money locally all well and good. Some have called it the "Tesco" tax. Food prices might go up a bit, but more likely the profits of the big supermarkets will get trimmed. It must help smaller, local traders.
What a sensible move, and not before time in England. It already happens in Scotland and Northern Ireland.