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EC - Council Tax Discounts for Long Term Unoccupied Properties

Meeting: 24/03/2021 - Full Council (Item 510)

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To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

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Minutes:

Councillor A Barry referred the Council to the ‘Council Tax Discounts for Long Term Unoccupied Properties’ report and advised of the following amendments to the report:

 

Paragraph 1.1 – The Council is required to make an annual determination as to the level of discounts applicable to both Long Term Unoccupied and Unfurnished properties and Unoccupied Furnished Properties within its area

 

Paragraph 2.2 – The determination to apply no premium in the 2022/2023 financial year in respect of Long Term Unoccupied Properties and Unfurnished Properties and Unoccupied and Furnished Dwellings be approved. (This position to be reviewed in 2022 in relation to financial year 2023/24).

 

Questions were then raised on the report and were responded to by the appropriate Officers.

 

Technical issues were then experienced by a number of Councillors and the Monitoring Officer advised that those Councillors who had missed part of the debate would not be able to vote on the recommendations.

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

(a)  The determination to continue the level of 0% discount effective from 1 April 2021 for all Class C Long Term Unoccupied Properties as defined in Section 12 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended be approved (See Appendix B of the report)

(b)  The determination to apply no premium in the 2022/2023 financial year in respect of Long Term Unoccupied Properties and Unfurnished Properties and Unoccupied and Furnished Dwellings be approved. (This position to be reviewed in 2022 in relation to financial year 2023/24).


 

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