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Council Tax: Yorkshire and Humberside

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to Table 6 of Local Government Finance statistics on council taxes 2008-09, if she will clarify the figures listed for (a) Ryedale's and (b) Hart's average Band D precepts on council tax, excluding parish precepts, in relation to the figures set by each council. (198875)

The Band D council tax figures that appear in table 6 of the Statistics Release ‘Council tax levels set by local authorities in England—2008-09’ are derived from figures submitted to the Department by authorities on their Budget Requirement forms. A copy of the Budget Requirement form can be found on the Communities and Local Government website at:

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/stats/lgfforms/forms/brlform0809.xls

The column in table 6 headed ‘Average council tax for the authority excluding parish precepts (Band D)’ includes special expenses (that is amounts charged to part, rather than the whole, of an authority's area):

http://www.local.commiinities.gov.uk/finance/ctax/data/ctax089t6.xls