Consultation outcome

Technical reforms of Council Tax

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

In October 2011 the government published a consultation paper on options in relation to the Council Tax liabilities of second home owners, and of the owners of empty properties, in England.

This report provides a summary of the 399 responses received in response to the consultation.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Consultation about Council Tax liabilities of people who own second homes and empty properties, and other technical changes to Council Tax.

Documents

Technical reforms of Council Tax: consultation

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Local Government Finance Bill: technical reforms to Council Tax - impact assessment

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Local Government Finance Bill: summary impact assessment

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Consultation description

This consultation paper discusses options in relation to the Council Tax liabilities of second home owners, and of the owners of empty properties, in England, including proposals which would require primary legislation.

It also covers potential reforms of several details of the Council Tax system including modernising arrangements for:

  • payment of Council Tax by instalments
  • delivering the information to be supplied with demand notices
  • the treatment of annexes to dwellings

It also covers some broadly administrative matters.