• News Feeds
Page last updated at 07:33 GMT, Friday, 24 September 2010 08:33 UK

Pickles: 'No need' for council tax revaluation

Advertisement

The government has ruled out revaluing English council tax bands before the next general election.

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles, said the decision was "essentially about fairness".

"Why should we penalize people with a tax increase, when the relationship between the top band and the bottom band are roughly the position it was when council tax was first introduced?" he told John Humphrys.

"Council tax was never intended as a tax on home improvement."


Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific