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 Guide to the Council Tax England

Statutory Instrument 2019/1435 has been added to the Guide to Council Tax England.

S.I. 2019/1435 The Greater London Authority (Consolidated Council Tax Requirement Procedure) Regulations 2019 applies to the Greater London Authority and comes into force from 29 January 2020.

 Guide to the Council Tax Wales

Statutory Instrument 2019/436 (W. 104) has been added to the Guide to Council Tax Wales.

S.I. 2019 No. 436 (W.104) makes amendments to local government finance legislation, most notably to SI 2013/588 (W.67) [The Council Tax Deduction Schemes (Detection of Fraud and Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2013].

 Internal Audit

What is Internal Audit? has been updated to include reference to the CIPFA Statement on the Role of the Head of Internal Audit and more detail on the importance of quality assurance processes.

The chapter on Local Public Audit has been updated and moved to sit under Sectoral Issues.


The chapter on Business Interruption has been fully revised and updated.

 Government Grants and Business Rates Retention

The Pooling and Business Rates Retention Pilots chapter of the stream has been updated with new information on the business rates retention pilots for 2020/21. 

The Levies and Safety Nets chapter has also been updated with the levy and safety net calculator for 2017/18.

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 Government announces Business Rates and Council Tax relief following severe flooding
The government has announced that households and business owners who have been significantly affected by recent flooding will have immediate relief on their Council Tax and Business Rates.
 Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government publishes latest Council Tax base statistics
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published their latest Council Tax base statistics, which provides data relating to the stock of domestic dwellings in local authority areas in England.
 The Magistrates' Courts lays (Amendment) Rules 2019 before Parliament
The Magistrates' Court laid (Amendment) Rules 2019 before parliament on 21 October 2019, which will come into effect from 1 January 2020.
 Valuation Office Agency publishes Council Tax: Challenges and changes in England and Wales 2018/19
The Valuation Office Agency has published revised statistics Council Tax: Challenges and changes in England and Wales for 2018/19.
 Valuation Office Agency publishes Council Tax: Stock of Properties for 2019
The Valuation Office Agency has published its 2019 update on Council Tax: Stock of Properties, the latest in its series of annual publications.
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