Bulletins

Government publishes additional guidance for Local Government COVID-19 Support Package for 2021/22

01/14/2021

The government has recently published additional guidance for the Local Government COVID-19 Support Package for 2021/22, to address the concerns raised by the announcement that local authorities in England will be permitted to increase Council Tax by up to 5% in the 2021/22 financial year.

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Welsh government lays draft Council Tax Reduction Scheme Regulations 2021

01/04/2021

The Welsh government has laid the draft Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Prescribed Requirements and Default Scheme) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 before the Senedd.

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VAO updates Billing Authority Submissions Standards

12/16/2020

The Valuation Office Agency has updated the Billing Authority Submissions Standards for both England and Wales with the information that authorities need to include within their report.

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Council Tax information letters released in December 2020

12/16/2020

The government has released two council tax information letters this month - one including the details of the Breathing Space scheme, and the other introducing a council tax calculation fund deficit spreading tool.

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Welsh Government publishes research paper on possible longer-term reforms to Council Tax

12/09/2020

The Welsh Government has published a research paper that considers the possibility of longer-term reforms to Council Tax.

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MoD issues Council Tax guidance for Armed Forces

10/29/2020

The Ministry of Defence has issued updated guidance on Council Tax for Armed Forces who are living in service accommodation.

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MHCLG publishes guidance notes for calculation of Council Tax base

10/02/2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published forms and guidance notes on the calculation of the Council Tax base (CTB).

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VOA publishes updated Council Tax: Stock of Properties for 2020

09/29/2020

The Valuation Office Agency has published an updated list of the stock of properties by Council Tax band and property attributes in England and Wales for 2020.

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Welsh Government publishes updated Annual Council Tax Reduction Scheme report

09/23/2020

The Welsh Government has published an updated Annual Council Tax Reduction Scheme in Wales report.

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VOA publishes statistics on challenges and changes in Council Tax Valuation Lists

09/15/2020

The Valuation Office Agency has published statistics relating to challenges and changes in the Council Tax Valuation Lists for England and Wales.

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