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Council Tax: Valuation

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment the Valuation Office Agency has made of evidence of (a) errors and (b) incorrect banding in relation to the 2005 council tax revaluation in Wales. (205444)

The Valuation Office Agency is satisfied that the bandings undertaken when council tax revaluation in Wales was introduced in 2005 were made competently. During the period 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2007 (the first two years of the 2005 council tax lists coming into force) one third fewer challenges were received than in the same period of the 1993 lists, and just 1.55 per cent. of bandings were changed as a result of these challenges.