Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (HL Bill 107)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, are published separately as HL Bill 107–EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Non-domestic rating in England

    1. 1. Hereditaments occupied or owned by the same person

  2. Council tax in England

    1. 2. Higher amount for long-term empty dwellings

  3. General provisions

    1. 3. Extent, interpretation and short title