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LORDS AMENDMENT TO THE

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and council Tax

(Empty dwellings) Bill

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 107, the bill as first printed for the Lords]

Clause 2

1

Page 2, line 33, leave out from beginning to “effect” in line 36 and insert—

 

“(1)    

Section 11B of LGFA 1992 (higher amount for long-term empty dwellings:

 

England) is amended as follows.

 

(1A)    

In subsection (1)(b) (maximum percentage by which council tax may be

 

increased)—

 

(a)    

after “that day” insert “(“the relevant day”)”, and

 

(b)    

for “50” substitute “the relevant maximum”.

 

(1B)    

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

For the financial year beginning on 1 April 2019 the “relevant

 

maximum” is 100.

 

(1B)    

For the financial year beginning on 1 April 2020 the “relevant

 

maximum” is—

 

(a)    

in respect of any dwelling where the period mentioned in

 

subsection (8) ending on the relevant day is less than 5

 

years, 100;

 

(b)    

in respect of any dwelling where the period mentioned in

 

subsection (8) ending on the relevant day is at least 5 years,

 

200.

 

(1C)    

For financial years beginning on or after 1 April 2021 the “relevant

 

maximum” is—

 

(a)    

in respect of any dwelling where the period mentioned in

 

subsection (8) ending on the relevant day is less than 5

 

years, 100;

 
 

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(b)    

in respect of any dwelling where the period mentioned in

 

subsection (8) ending on the relevant day is at least 5 years

 

but less than 10 years, 200;

 

(c)    

in respect of any dwelling where the period mentioned in

 

subsection (8) ending on the relevant day is at least 10 years,

 

300.”

 

(2)    

The amendments made by subsections (1) to (1B) have”

 
 

 


 

 

Revised 19 July 2018