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Council Tax: Valuation

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many homes were revalued for the purposes of council tax at the point of sale in each region in each year since 1997; (206052)

(2) how many homes revalued at the point of sale for the purposes of council tax were (a) revalued to (i) a higher band and (ii) a lower band and (b) the same council tax band in each region of the UK in each year since 1997.

Regulation 4 of the Council Tax (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) Regulations 1993 requires that a banding is reviewed following improvements (a “material increase”) at the point of sale (a “relevant transaction”). The number of such reviews, broken down by region and whether they resulted in (a) a higher band or (c) no change, were:

Financial year

Region

(a) Higher band

(c) No change

1997-98

East Midlands

539

2,889

1997-98

East of England

1,008

4,273

1997-98

London

545

2,229

1997-98

North East

322

1,601

1997-98

North West

626

3,557

1997-98

South East

1,511

6,617

1997-98

South West

900

3,688

1997-98

West Midlands

513

2,737

1997-98

Yorkshire and The Humber

358

1,609

1998-99

East Midlands

450

2,530

1998-99

East of England

896

3,634

1998-99

London

481

2,660

1998-99

North East

267

1,490

1998-99

North West

590

3,044

1998-99

South East

1,351

6,400

1998-99

South West

796

3,400

1998-99

West Midlands

446

2,264

1998-99

Yorkshire and The Humber

419

2,889

1999-2000

East Midlands

491

2,742

1999-2000

East of England

916

3,900

1999-2000

London

566

2,604

1999-2000

North East

285

1,379

1999-2000

North West

735

4,754

1999-2000

South East

1,284

6,154

1999-2000

South West

754

3,341

1999-00

West Midlands

611

2,919

1999-00

Yorkshire and The Humber

362

1,747

2000-01

East Midlands

414

2,257

2000-01

East of England

1,071

4,373

2000-01

London

735

3,364

2000-01

North East

254

1,286

2000-01

North West

596

3,120

2000-01

South East

1,548

6,746

2000-01

South West

818

3,883

2000-01

West Midlands

558

2,945

2000-01

Yorkshire and The Humber

391

1,825

2001-02

East Midlands

463

2,421

2001-02

East of England

1,167

4,652

2001-02

London

832

3,881

2001-02

North East

228

1,137

2001-02

North West

698

3,455

2001-02

South East

1,718

7,372

2001-02

South West

901

4,170

2001-02

West Midlands

505

2,666

2001-02

Yorkshire and The Humber

403

2,200

2002-03

East Midlands

585

4,183

2002-03

East of England

1,173

4,529

2002-03

London

914

4,110

2002-03

North East

231

1,258

2002-03

North West

741

4,229

2002-03

South East

1,620

6,669

2002-03

South West

871

3,536

2002-03

West Midlands

558

3,032

2002-03

Yorkshire and The Humber

434

2,305

2003-04

East Midlands

644

4,019

2003-04

East of England

1,165

4,325

2003-04

London

1,092

5,375

2003-04

North East

258

1,466

2003-04

North West

689

4,056

2003-04

South East

1,826

7,039

2003-04

South West

836

3,565

2003-04

West Midlands

676

3,287

2003-04

Yorkshire and The Humber

556

3,133

2004-05

East Midlands

548

4,064

2004-05

East of England

1,348

4,693

2004-05

London

934

3,127

2004-05

North East

259

1,427

2004-05

North West

596

3,372

2004-05

South East

1,572

6,567

2004-05

South West

923

4,566

2004-05

West Midlands

596

3,056

2004-05

Yorkshire and The Humber

549

2,822

2005-06

East Midlands

494

3,172

2005-06

East of England

969

3,456

2005-06

London

860

2,745

2005-06

North East

244

1,068

2005-06

North West

433

2,785

2005-06

South East

1,685

6,451

2005-06

South West

836

3,821

2005-06

West Midlands

555

3,057

2005-06

Yorkshire and The Humber

540

2,925

2006-07

East Midlands

371

2,224

2006-07

East of England

966

2,843

2006-07

London

672

2,064

2006-07

North East

203

1,045

2006-07

North West

441

2,276

2006-07

South East

1,583

5,048

2006-07

South West

888

4,828

2006-07

West Midlands

454

2,055

2006-07

Yorkshire and The Humber

462

1,863

2007-08

East Midlands

185

1,193

2007-08

East of England

563

1,788

2007-08

London

764

2,414

2007-08

North East

131

615

2007-08

North West

274

1,457

2007-08

South East

986

3,149

2007-08

South West

474

1,305

2007-08

West Midlands

254

1,365

2007-08

Yorkshire and The Humber

207

804

Reviews resulting in (b) a lower band could apply at any time and are not linked to a “point of sale”.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have commissioned on council tax revaluation in the last 12 months from (i) within her Department and its agencies and (ii) external bodies. (207562)