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Council Tax: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties there were in each council tax band in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in each year between 2003 and 2007; and how many in each band were (a) empty and (b) exempt because all residents were students in each year. (206694)

Details of the number of dwellings in each council tax band in Newcastle upon Tyne in each year between 2003 and 2007 are shown in the following table. Also shown for each year are the total number of properties that were either empty or exempt from council tax because all residents were students. It is not possible to break these figures down by council tax band.

Number of dwellings

£

Valuation band

Valuation band range (£)

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

A

Under 40,000

72,423

72,183

71,988

71,849

71,944

B

40,001 to 52,000

17,379

17,389

17,441

17,514

17,675

C

52,001 to 68,000

16,674

16,923

17,110

17,134

17,341

D

68,001 to 88,000

7,464

7,603

7,709

7,774

7,972

E

88,001 to120,000

3,668

3,783

3,840

3,866

3,923

F

120,001 to 160,000

1,688

1,718

1,782

1,799

1,824

G

160,001 to 320,000

1,310

1,360

1,363

1,379

1,433

H

Over 320,000

114

115

113

115

117

Total

120,720

121,074

121,346

121,430

122,229

Empty dwellings

7,275

6,141

5,829

5,595

5,710

Student exemptions

5,035

5,830

5,924

6,035

6,453

The dwellings data are provided by the Valuation Office Agency while the student exemption and empty dwellings data are as reported annually to Communities and Local Government on the CTB and CTB(Supplementary) forms that are completed by all billing authorities in England. All the data relate to particular dates in the autumnof each year.