Local Council Tax scheme consultation

Closed 25 Nov 2018

Opened 22 Oct 2018


Have your say

Give us your views by 25 November 2018


We are interested to hear your views.

We would be grateful if you can spare a few minutes and complete this survey which is voluntary. All information received will remain anonymous and will be treated in the strictest confidence in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

Data from the survey will be used for the sole purpose of assisting North West Leicestershire District Council to improve upon service delivery, and, may be shared internally within the Council. Data controller is North West Leicestershire District Council, Council Offices, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3FJ.


Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting on proposed changes to council tax which would come in effect from 1 April 2019. 

Owners of properties affected by these proposed changes will be informed about the consultation which runs until 25 November 2018.   


What are the proposed changes?

Second Homes

Currently, second home-owners receive a 10% discount on the council tax payable on their second home.  Councils are not obliged to grant any discount for second homes and as there is no longer any justification for granting a subsidy to the owners of such properties it is proposed that the 10% discount for Second Homes is withdrawn.

Long Term Empty Properties

The council works hard to ensure that homes do not remain empty.  Demand for housing is growing - but not enough new homes are being built.  Empty houses can also blight our neighbourhoods.

For long term empty properties (i.e. after 2 years) it is proposed that a 50% premium be charged for the first 12 months in addition to the standard council tax liability meaning that the council tax charge represents 150% of the standard charge.  After 3 years, we propose that this premium would increase to a 100% premium (subject to legislation being enacted) meaning that the council tax charge applied represents 200% of the standard charge.




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