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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government has removed the requirement to offer a council tax discount on second homes and 95 percent are charged the full rate.

We are considering consultation responses on the criteria under which a property is treated as a holiday let and becomes liable for business rates rather than council tax.

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