Since April 2013 Local Authorities in England have been given delegated powers under Section 11B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 to increase Council Tax on a local level. These powers allow them to increase Council Tax by adding up to 50% to the Council Tax charge on some long-term empty properties. This is […]

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Council Tax billing, collection and enforcement Each year a Council Tax charge is levied for each residential property. This amount is set by the Local Authority in which the property stands. The owner of the property, or the tenant, will be issued with a Demand Notice – they are the ‘liable person’. The Demand Notice […]

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