Bulletins

Welsh government launch consultation on taxes for second homes and self-catering accommodation

08/31/2021

They are asking for views and evidence on the criteria used to define a property as self-catering accommodation for local tax purposes.

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Welsh government seek comment on removal of eligible care leavers from joint and several liability

08/31/2021

Care leavers are liable for the payment of council tax where another person in the household who is not exempt fails to pay.

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New report on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme and coronavirus in Wales

08/19/2021

Conclusions show COVID-19 has increased CTRS caseload and the total value of CTRS reductions.

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Updated guidance on council tax collection for local authorities published

08/16/2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published updated guidance on council tax collection procedures.

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Welsh government publish Council Tax Reduction Scheme annual report for 2020/21

08/12/2021

The annual report published on 12 August 2021 provides an update on the operation of CTRS in Wales

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Welsh government publish council tax collection rates for 2020/21

07/13/2021

Welsh billing authorities collected 95.7% of council tax billed, a decrease of 1.3 percentage points

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Welsh government release research on second homes

07/13/2021

The most recent data shows that there are 24,873 chargeable second homes in Wales in 2021/22.

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Collection rates for Council Tax and Non-Domestic rates in England, 2020 to 2021

06/24/2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government published data regarding collection rates for Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rates in England for the period 2020-21.

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Estimated collection fund deficit relating to council tax in 2020-21

05/26/2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published tables containing data reported by local authorities regarding their collection fund relating to council tax.

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The Valuation Tribunal for England (Council Tax and Rating Appeals) (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

05/25/2021

Coming into force 9 June 2021, the regulations clarify that, for the purposes of the 2009 regulations, a "hearing" includes a remote hearing conducted in whole or part by electronic communication, in addition to oral hearings conducted in person.

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