Bulletins

Council tax levels set by local authorities in England and Wales for 2021/2022

03/26/2021

The level of council tax set by local authorities in England and Wales for financial year 2021 to 2022 includes an increase in band D rates.

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Valuation Office Agency updates personal information charter

03/15/2021

The charter provides customers, clients as well as practitioners with the standards they can expect from the VOA when they handle and hold personal information.

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National Audit Office assesses pandemic's effects on local government finance

03/12/2021

The NAO has published a report which provides an overview of the impact that COVID-19 has had and will have on authorities' financial sustainability

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Allocations for the 2021-22 Local Council Tax Support administration subsidy grant announced

03/10/2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have set out the provisional allocations for the 2021-22 LCTS administration subsidy grant.

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Interim findings on the impact of COVID-19 on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme in Wales published

02/16/2021

The report was commissioned to provide the Welsh Government with a clearer understand of how the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) caseload and the value of Council Tax Reduction (CTR) awards have altered since the start of the pandemic and the impact on council tax arrears in Wales.

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Forms and Guidance Notes for the Council Tax requirement return (CTR)

02/11/2021

The Department for Housing Communities and Local Government wrote to all English Local Authorities giving notice that they are required to supply the information specified in the Schedule to the attached letter in the form and manner and at the time specified.

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Valuation Office Agency publishes updated Council Tax Manual

02/11/2021

The Valuation Office Agency's (VOA) has published online an updated [11 February 2021] Technical Manual for assessing domestic property for Council Tax.

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Valuation Office Agency (VOA) updates technical manual for assessing domestic property for Council Tax

02/11/2021

The Valuation Office Agency's (VOA) has reissued ten updated Council Tax practice notes

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Government publishes final reports on Council Tax increases in England

02/08/2021

These documents contain the final versions of the two Council Tax referendum principle reports laid before the House of Commons

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House of Commons publishes Local Government Finance Settlement briefing for 2021-22

02/08/2021

Published on 5 February 2021 the attached briefing paper provides background to a debate in the House of Commons on the final Local Government Finance Settlement 2021-22

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