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Council Tax

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance is provided to local councils on the level of council tax that should be paid on second homes.

Photo of Sarah McCarthy-Fry Sarah McCarthy-Fry Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury

Communities and Local Government has not issued any guidance to local councils on the level of council tax that should be paid on second homes. The administration of council tax is the responsibility of individual local authorities and it is they who set the levels of council tax, including any discounts or exemptions.

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