Pickles to remove council tax discounts for second home owners

Published on Sunday, 30 October 2011 14:46
Posted by Scott Buckler

Owners of second homes in England could lose council tax discounts, under new plans to be announced by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles on Monday 31st October

Councils would have the power to reduce or remove council tax relief on second homes and empty homes. Second homes currently receive up to 50% discount.

The money would be used to keep overall council tax bills down, he is to say.

Mr Pickles will also announce a review of rules under which "granny flats" are treated as separate properties.


Source: BBC News

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