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Council Tax: Valuation

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on the collection of data on domestic properties for the purpose of revaluing properties for council tax; and what data sources not controlled by his Department have been used for this revaluation. (294549)

The postponement of the 2007 council tax revaluation was announced in September 2005. There has been no further work on revaluation since that date.

With regard to the costs to central Government of the postponed revaluation, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 25 October 2005, Official Report, column 327W, which explained that these cannot be separately identified.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Valuation Office Agency plans to perform point valuations on individual properties as part of its revaluation for council tax in England. (294601)