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Council Tax: Appeals

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many appeals against council tax bandings were (a) made and (b) successful in England in each year since the introduction of council tax. (127011)

For information about council tax banding appeals between 2000-01 and 2004-05 I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 16 February 2006, Official Report, column 2239W, given to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles). The Valuation Tribunal Service has held information centrally on the number of successful appeals since the beginning of 2006-07. Information for that year up to 31 December 2006 and for the number of appeals in 2005-06 is as follows:

Number of council tax banding appeals

Number of appeals requiring full tribunal hearing

Number successful

2005-06

23,199

n/a

n/a

2006-07 (to 31 December 2006)

17,464

1149

473

n/a = Not available.