Communities and Local Government
Christopher Leslie (Nottingham East, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the yield for each local authority area should each local authority end its council tax exemptions for empty properties and void lettings in the next financial year.
Brandon Lewis (Great Yarmouth, Conservative)
The information requested has been placed in the Library of the House.
These figures relate to the council tax exemptions for vacant and unoccupied dwellings and the discount available for second homes.
The Government's reforms could allow councils to make up to a £20 reduction in the bill for a typical Band D property in England, or hold bills down by the same amount.