Empty Property: Council Tax

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes in each local authority area are eligible for an empty properties discount for council tax purposes; and what estimate he has made of the total revenue forgone.

Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The information requested has been placed in the Library of the House.

These figures relate to the discount on long-term empty homes. They do not cover the separate council tax exemptions for vacant and unoccupied dwellings.

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