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Council Tax

Treasury written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Shadow Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful appeals against council tax banding have been received in each year since 1997; and how many properties were moved down (i) one, (ii) two and (iii) three or more bands following successful appeals.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

The information is as follows:

Appeals settled in each year for England since 1999–2000(2)
Unsuccessful Successful
1999–2000 19,580 26,036
2000–01 14,252 22,205
2001–02 12,808 17,906
2002–03 11,998 17,992
2003–04 12,356 15,364
2004–05 12,350 15,753

(2)The first year this information is available in this form.

Information on specific levels of banding changes relating to these appeals is not currently available.

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