Decision details

Council Tax (Empty Homes Premium)

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Report recommends the adoption of a 200% premium for Council Tax for homes that have been empty for 5 years or more.




That Cabinet recommends to Council that the full premium of 200% be applied to homes that have been empty for 5 years or more as allowed by the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 from the 1st April 2020.

Report author: Peter McCann

Publication date: 04/11/2019

Date of decision: 04/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/11/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 12/11/2019

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