Examination of Witnesses (Questions 40-42)|
24 JANUARY 2007
Q40 Chairman: Is there going to be
an appeals process? Will you be involved in that? Have you worked
out how appeals might be handled?
Mr Hudson: I will ask Mr Wilkinson
to handle that, if I may.
Mr Wilkinson: Yes, like Mr Hudson
said, we are going through a period of consultation at the moment
and with that sort of work there will be appeals to the Lands
Tribunal if the valuations cannot be agreed.
Q41 Chairman: When it comes in are
you going to be required to increase your staffing numbers?
Mr Wilkinson: We will need to
perhaps redeploy staff to deal with the Planning Gain Supplement.
Again, I think the number of staff needed will depend upon the
number of assessments that we look at and the volume of activity,
and so on.
Q42 Jim Cousins: When the great day
comes and we do council tax revaluation in England, I do not think
you will need to employ a communications manager to make yourself
Mr Hudson: We shall use our communications
staff to make sure we put ourselves across in the right sort of
way and have the right sort of dialogue with members of the public.
Chairman: We are going to leave it there.
Mr Hudson and your colleagues, thank you very much.