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Council Tax: Valuation

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1411W, on property: valuation, whether the Valuation Office Agency considers the presence of a (a) temporary and (b) permanent traveller encampment near a domestic dwelling to be material in determining the level of council tax. (202991)

When undertaking a valuation to arrive at, or amend, a council tax banding, all material factors that affect the open market value of a dwelling will be taken into account, as required by the Council Tax (Situation and Valuation of Dwellings) Regulations 1992.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 613W, on council tax: valuation, when the Council Tax Revaluation Programme Board (England) met. (203046)

The Valuation Office Agency’s Programme Board for the now postponed council tax revaluation generally met monthly between March 2003 and November 2005.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answers of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 613W and of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1390W, on council tax: valuation, if she will place in the Library copies of minutes of the meetings the Council Tax Revaluation Programme Board (England) prior to 22nd November 2005 redacting the minutes in the same manner as those for 22 November 2005. (203068)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) on 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1415W.