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Council Tax: Wales

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, column 899W, on the Valuation Office: Wales, when the automated valuation model capabilities will come into operation in Wales; what the budgeted cost is; and what work is being undertaken by Cole Layer Trumble/Tyler Technologies on the project. (204869)

AVM capabilities to support work in connection with the maintenance of the current (2005) council tax lists in Wales is under development. It is not subject to any timetabling and is being taken forward as resources allow with costs being contained within existing operational budgets.

No work is being undertaken by Cole Layer Trumble/Tyler Technologies on this project although they provide technical support as the third party supplier of OASIS software.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consequential amendments have been made to council tax banding, in terms of number of households, since the 2005 council tax revaluation in Wales in each local authority area in Wales according to Valuation Office Agency records. (204886)

The VOA is currently in the process of updating its website statistics to show all cases where the listing officer has made a change to the 2005 council tax lists in Wales since 1 April 2005, as a result of an inquiry or an appeal.