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Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill
AIM

To enable council tax revaluation to take place at a suitable future date so that it can be part of a fully developed package of local authority funding reforms.

MAIN PROVISIONS
BILL'S PROGRESS
Responsible department: Office of the Deputy PM
Origin: House of Commons
Introduced: 13 Oct 2005
Second reading: 7 Nov 2005
Committee stage: 15 Nov 2005
Remaining stages: 1 Dec 2005
LORDS:
First reading: 2 Dec 2005
Second reading: 9 Jan 2006
Committee stage: 7 Feb 2006
Report stage: 1 March 2006
Third reading: 8 March 2006

ROYAL ASSENT: 30 March 2006

  • To remove the requirement as stated in the Local Government Finance Act 1992 for there to be a council tax revaluation in England by April 2007 and at 10 yearly intervals thereafter

  • To provide powers for a future revaluation date to be set taking account of the Lyons review into local government funding

    BACKGROUND

    In July 2004 the Government asked Sir Michael Lyons to review local government funding. The Lyons review is expected to report its findings at the end of 2006.

    When Welsh households were revaluated in 2004, one third moved up at least one council tax band, with only 8% being moved down.

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