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Council Tax: Bexley

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of properties which have been revalued for council tax purposes in the London borough of Bexley in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how many such revaluations resulted in a change of council tax banding. (304996)

In the last three years, the changes to council tax bands for Bexley, including increases and reductions, as a result of day-to-day work undertaken by the VOA in maintaining valuation lists, are as follows:

Number of properties in list as at 1 April 2006—93,778

Number of changes (including percentage) between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2007

Number/percentage

Number deleted

119

Deleted as a percentage of total bands

0.13

Number increased

103

Increased as a percentage of total bands

0.11

New dwellings

291

New as a percentage of total bands

0.31

Number decreased

148

Decreased as a percentage of total bands

0.16

Number of properties in list as at 1 April 2007—93,950

Number of changes (including percentage) between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2008

Number/percentage

Number deleted

77

Deleted as a percentage of total bands

0.08

Number increased

176

Increased as a percentage of total bands

0.19

New dwellings

404

New as a percentage of total bands

0.43

Number decreased

220

Decreased as a percentage of total bands

0.23

Number of properties in list as at 1 April 2008—94,277

Number of changes (including percentage) between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2009

Number/percentage

Number deleted

390

Deleted as a percentage of total bands

0.41

Number increased

54

Increased as a percentage of total bands

0.06

New dwellings

735

New as a percentage of total bands

0.78

Number decreased

178

Decreased as a percentage of total bands

0.19