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Council Tax

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1329W, on council tax, what assessment has been made of the change in average council tax per dwelling solely as a result of the council tax revaluation and rebanding exercise and the phasing out of transitional relief. (199551)

Year-to-year changes in the level of Band D council tax have been the result of local authority budget decisions as stated in my answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1329W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1329W, on council tax, whether the revaluation and rebanding exercise after the end of the transitional relief was revenue-neutral. (199552)

Yes, the revaluation and rebanding exercise was revenue-neutral in that the overall increase in council tax receipts in the year of revaluation was broadly in line with increases in the previous years. Year-to-year changes in the level of council tax receipts since then as set out in my answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1329W, are the result of local authority budget decisions.