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  Council tax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Council Tax is the main form of local taxation in England, Scotland and Wales.
As of 2006, the annual levy on a Band D property is between £1,000 and £1,500 in England, with the exception of Inner London where the average annual council tax per dwelling is roughly £700 to £1,400.
Council Tax is criticised for perceived unfairness in not taking into account the ability to pay (see regressive taxation).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Council_tax   (1305 words)

 Polltax.co.uk Council Tax and Poll Tax Discussion Forum
For council tax purposes, a person is regarded as severely mentally impaired if he or she suffers, for whatever reason, from severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent.
So that households do not face higher council tax bills than would otherwise be the case because of the special needs of a person with a disability, there is a one band reduction in their bills.
Councils have powers to impose penalties where a person is required by law to provide information (for example, to enable councils to work out who should pay council tax) and either fails to do so, or supplies information which the person knows is false.
www.polltax.co.uk   (5639 words)

 The Observer | Cash | How much worse can the council tax get?
Other council tax payers are likely to find their bills dropping, as the government has promised that the revaluation process will not increase revenue.
The Conservatives have promised to scrap the ongoing council tax revaluation and Michael Howard has denounced the tax as 'the most punishing of all Labour's stealth taxes', even though he introduced it in 1993 as a replacement for the infamous poll tax.
Land value tax is being suggested as a tax that reflects investment in transport, schools and the local infrastructure (www.landvaluetax.org).
observer.guardian.co.uk /cash/story/0,6903,1468915,00.html   (1227 words)

 Council Tax
Council Tax replaced the Community Charge (Poll Tax) on 1 April 1993 as the way households contribute to the cost of local authority services.
Statistics for the three local councils, showing the number of properties in each valuation band can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link, Analysed by GVJB Division or Analysed by Local Authority Area.
There are also special provisions applicable to the Council Tax banding of properties used in connection with agriculture, crofting or fish farming, and properties adapted for people with physical disabilities.
www.grampian-vjb.gov.uk /council_tax.htm   (812 words)

 Medway Council - Council tax
The council receives money from the government and from business rates, although this is not enough to meet the total cost of providing services.
To work this out, the total requirement from council tax is calculated and then divided by the number of properties in the Medway area.
The result is the amount of council tax payable for a band D home.
www.medway.gov.uk /index/council/counciltax.htm   (604 words)

 Council Tax in Scotland: Valuation and Banding
The council tax bill for any dwelling will depend on the valuation band in which the dwelling is placed, the tax levels set by the local authorities for the area and the personal circumstances of the people normally living there.
It is important to remember that valuation for the council tax requires the allocation of dwellings to a band, not the estimation of specific values.
Because the council tax banding has been based on property prices at I April 1991, any increase or fall in the value of a dwelling resulting from any general change in the housing market will not be taken into account.
www.scotland.gov.uk /library3/localgov/ctvb-00.asp   (2020 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Council tax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
STIRLING Council is to increase its council tax by 4.5 per cent, it emerged last night.
This means the average band D council tax will rise from £1,149 a year to £1,201, an increase of £52 - or £1 a week.
IT seems quite incredible at a time when the city council continues to increase its workforce that the amount it has paid out in early retirement and redundancy payments should be in excess of £25 million over the last four years.
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=227   (531 words)

 Cherwell District Council - Council Tax
The tax is made up of two parts - 50% is based on the property and 50% is personal. If less than two people aged 18years or over occupy the property, then the personal element is reduced to 25%. There are also other factors that can mean that you may pay less tax.
The level of tax depends upon the value of the property, as decided by the Valuation Officer. Each property is allocated to one of eight valuation bands, A to H, where band H is the most expensive and pays the most tax.
The Budget and Council Tax section details how your money is spent in Cherwell and what local services are being provided by the Council for the coming year.
www.cherwell-dc.gov.uk /counciltax/index.cfm   (503 words)

 Council Tax, Local Council Tax, Borough Tax, Discounts | This is Money
Council tax in London is set to rise by an average of almost £60, to pay for extra policing and the 2012 Olympics...
Council tax rises of up to 5% are being planned by the majority of local authorities, a survey shows...
Pensioners could see their council taxes capped after Government figures revealed that millions of people were facing hikes in their bills...
www.thisismoney.co.uk /counciltax   (257 words)

 Council tax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The reduction is made by charging council tax on a lower valuation band than the one the property is in.
When you have not paid an instalment of council tax on the date it is due, your local authority must issue a reminder, asking for payment within seven days.
When you have not paid an instalment of council tax within 28 days of the date it is due, the local authority may apply to the sheriff court for a summary warrant to show that you are liable to pay the arrears.
www.adviceguide.org.uk /nm/index/life/tax/council_tax.htm   (3196 words)

 Council Tax
Council Tax is one way in which the Council raises money to pay for the services it provides.
It has the responsibility for levying and collecting Council Tax and paying over to Lancashire County Council and the Lancashire Police Authority the sums of money they have requested the City Council to collect on their behalf.
For the financial year ending on 31 March 2006 the Council Tax for a Band D property is £1256.76, plus extra charges for the special expenses that only apply to the non-parished areas or the money needed to meet Parish Council expenses depending on where you live.
www.lancaster.gov.uk /Category.asp?cat=88   (263 words)

 Gloucester Council Tax
Council Tax is a property tax, based on the capital value of a property as at 1st April 1991.
One Council Tax bill is sent for each dwelling, whether it is a flat, bungalow, mobile home or houseboat and whether it is owned or rented.
The amount of council tax is set in February each year by the City and County Councils and the Police Authority.
www.gloucester.gov.uk /libraries/templates/page.asp?FolderID=130   (481 words)

 Council Tax
This enabled Councils to reduce the discount allowed to owners of second homes on the Council Tax for the year 2004/2005 (from the previous level of 50%) to 10%.
The full Council meeting of 29 January 2004 recommended that this discount change on second homes be lowered to 10% for the year 2004/2005.
The Council Tax bill can be reduced if your home has certain features to meet the needs of a disabled resident.
www.eastleigh.gov.uk /ebc-1428   (1308 words)

 Manchester City Council: Council Tax
Council Tax is a locally set tax that is payable on all domestic properties.
The basic Council Tax bill is made up of two parts, 50% property and 50% personal.
The amount of Council tax due can be further reduced for people on a low income or receiving certain state benefits.
www.manchester.gov.uk /counciltax   (225 words)

 Council Tax
Council Tax is a payment for services provided by your local Council.
Council Tax is charged on most domestic dwellings.
Discounts and exemptions from Council Tax may apply according to the number of persons resident and the circumstances of the household.
www.bournemouth.gov.uk /Residents/CouncilTax/Council_tax   (274 words)

 Council tax - Dorset For You
The council tax is divided into eight property bands designated A to H. The bands are related to the value of property in which you live.
Whilst the district or borough council is responsible for collecting the council tax on behalf of the local authorities in Dorset, it has no responsibility for setting the council tax levels for Dorset County Council, parish and town councils, the Dorset Police Authority or the Dorset Fire Authority.
The council tax is based on the value of your property and assumes two adults live there.
www.dorsetforyou.com /index.jsp?articleid=2213   (457 words)

 Norwich City Council: Council Tax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Council Tax is a local tax, set by each council, to help pay for local services.
Council Tax in Norwich is collected by the City Council and split between Norfolk County Council (74%), Norfolk Police Authority (11%) and Norwich City Council (15%).
Council Tax revenue is shared by Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council and the Police Authority.
www.norwich.gov.uk /webapps/atoz/service_page.asp?id=1085   (473 words)

 MK Council Tax Action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Council Tax is becoming a political hot potato.
Council tax is not cheap and it is rising at an unsustainable rate.
The council give you a leaflet at the beginning of the new council tax year telling you how they intend to spend your hard earned money.
www.scullion.demon.co.uk /blogs/counciltax   (637 words)

 Council Tax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Council Tax is the tax paid for all Council services.
The tax levied is made up of three separate elements from Spelthorne Borough Council (11.6%), Surrey County Council (75.6%) and the Surrey Police (12.8%).
The Council Tax assumes that there are two adults living in a dwelling; however there is a reduction for any property that is occupied by one adult only; various other discounts are available.
www.spelthorne.gov.uk /your_council/wrk_ctaxindex.htm   (205 words)

 Council Tax Information
Council tax benefit will help people on low incomes to pay their council tax bills, for instance if you are claiming JSA/IS or if your income is below a certain level.
Please note that you are not entitled to withhold payment of council tax while your claim is being assessed.
If you are the only person aged 18 years and over at your property and you do not currently receive a discount please email the council tax office at ctaxen@bridgend.gov.uk or telephone on (01656) 643391 for further information.
www.bridgend.gov.uk /Web1/groups/public/documents/services/000440.hcsp   (1534 words)

 Oxford City Council: Council Tax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Council Tax is a property based tax which is payable on most domestic properties.
Some of the Council Tax which the we collect is kept to help to pay for the services which we provide.
The remainder is collected on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council, the Police, and in some cases the parishes.
www.oxford.gov.uk /services/tax.cfm   (140 words)

 Tax Advice, Council Tax, Income Tax, Stamp Duty, Capital Gains, Budget, Pension, PAYE, Self Assessment | This is Money
Budget 2006: Road tax for the most polluting vehicles is to be raised by the Chancellor to pay for cuts to smaller, greener cars...
More than four out of every five homebuyers face a huge tax bill on top of their mortgage with only 16% of buyers avoiding paying stamp duty of at least £1,200...
Soaring property prices mean that one in three households are now liable for inheritance tax on their estate when they die, research claims...
www.thisismoney.co.uk /tax   (554 words)

 VOA - Council Tax Homepage
One of the main responsibilities of the VOA is allocating the correct council tax band to all homes in England and Wales.
The most recent revaluation of council tax bands in Wales came into effect on 1 April 2005.
The current council tax bands in England came into effect on 1 April 1993.
www.voa.gov.uk /council_tax   (169 words)

 Council Tax
Council Tax is payable by home owners or occupiers.
Council Tax Services also offer the following facilities on request for those with special needs: Braille documents, audio tapes and large print bills for people with reading difficulties, and language translations in written format.
Council Tax contribution to the Greater London Authority
www.rbkc.gov.uk /LocalTaxes/CouncilTax   (405 words)

 Council Tax
All domestic property is charged council tax, and the amount is calculated by which valuation band the property falls into.
Council tax bills are issued prior to the start of the financial year, which runs from April to March, and there is one bill for each home.
Enquiries about benefit entitlement (shown on bills as a reduction to the amount payable and referred to as 'council tax rebate') can be made directly to the Islington Benefits Service on 020 7527 4990.
www.islington.gov.uk /Council/CouncilTax   (276 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | Council tax 'climbdown' attacked
Conservative spokeswoman Caroline Spelman said: "This is a massive government climbdown in the face of Conservative opposition to council tax revaluation.
He told Five Live the council tax system had been used to fund a big increase in government spending - such as on education and social care.
Meanwhile, he said, local authorities were receiving less in central grants, leaving council tax payers to make up the shortfall.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/uk_politics/4254972.stm   (591 words)

 Council Tax
The Council Tax charge for South Cambridgeshire District Council was at set £97.48 for a Band D home for the financial year 2006/2007 by a full meeting of the Council on 23rd February 2006.
The Councils provide and support the schools, care for the elderly and most vulnerable in society, provide the roads and libraries, collect and dispose of your rubbish, care for the environment, provide leisure facilities and enable affordable housing.
South Cambridgeshire District Council collects Council Tax inrespect of services provided by Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridgeshire Police Authority, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority, South Cambridgeshire District Council and your local Parish Council.
www.scambs.gov.uk /CouncilTaxAndBenefits/CouncilTax   (673 words)

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 Council Tax Valuation List
The council tax band of a property is not related to its current market value.
This is because, by law, council tax valuations are based on the price a property would have fetched if it had been sold on 1 April 1991.
General price movements in the housing market since that date are not, therefore, a reason for changing a council tax banding.
www.voa.gov.uk /council_tax/cti_home.htm   (336 words)

 Sheffield City Council - Welcome to the Council Tax service. - Council Tax, Sheffield City Council
We have supplied a lot of information about Council Tax on this website so please look for anything you are interested in. Our site map will help to make it a little easier to see the information we have provided for you here.
Whilst Council Tax regulations are quite complex, we will try to be as open and clear as possible but if there is anything that you do not understand, please contact us at Council Tax so that we can help you further.
You may not have to pay a full Council Tax bill if you qualify for a discount, exemption or you're disabled and have had your home adapted.
www.sheffield.gov.uk /your-city-council/council-tax   (524 words)

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