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The Valuation Agency publishes updated guidance on council tax and business rates scams

08/01/2019

The Valuation Agency has published updated guidance on how to identify council tax and business rates scams.

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CIPFA VAT Committee minutes 4 July 2019

07/29/2019

The minutes of the meeting held on 4 July 2019 are now available.

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HFMA VAT Committee minutes 23 May 2019

07/29/2019

The minutes of the meeting held on 23 May 2019 are now available.

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Localised Council Tax support grant 2019/20 final allocations

07/23/2019

On 17 July 2019 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published a letter confirming the grant determination and final allocation for the Localised Council Tax support administration subsidy grant to local authorities, for 2019 to 2020.

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Welsh government publishes 2018/19 annual report for Council Tax Reduction Scheme

07/23/2019

In July 2019 the Welsh government published its annual report on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2018/2019.

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MHCLG publishes 2018/2019 English collection rates

07/18/2019

On 26 June 2019 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published its latest statistics showing the collection rates for council tax and non-domestic rates in England, for 2018 to 2019.

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Labour proposes abolition of council tax

06/18/2019

The Labour Party is proposing replacing the council tax with a new 'progressive' property tax that would be set nationally and paid by property owners rather than tenants.

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Recent Council Tax Publications

06/18/2019

On 31 May 2019 the Welsh Government published two new documents in relation to research into the impact of universal credit on council tax reduction schemes and rent arrears in Wales.

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New Guide to Council Tax in England

06/10/2019

MHCLG has produced a new practical guide to how the Council Tax system operates in England.

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Recent Valuation Agency Publications on Council Tax

06/10/2019

The Valuation Agency Office has recently released new publications on challenges to council tax.

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