Using Tech changes money to prop up schemes

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    Julian Hobson
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    depending upon how much the additional 50% was worth in your borough, you might need to think again !

     

    http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/localgovernment/pdf/2226241.pdf

     

    I despair

    #123354
    Anonymous
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    How can they issue this at such a late stage… So much for localism! This is going to make it impossible to enforce.

    #123356
    Anonymous
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    My boss has her head in her hands. It will delay setting the tax base until the end of the consultation period. By the time DCLG’s got its responses out could be the end of January and, as you say, it’s not worth a penny candle now. All spin and no substance (is there an icon for spitting?)

    #123359
    Julian Hobson
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    A few observations. You would expect that whoever draws up suggestions about changes to CT would at the very least understand how it operates now !

    1. “We consider that authorities will already have in place tools for assessing which dwellings would qualify for this exception in their locality” so what are those tools then ? We don’t have any, I’d like to know what they are.

    2. Empty homes premium should not apply to ” A dwelling which is the sole or main residence of a member of the
    armed forces, who is absent from the property as a result of such service.” What a load of … if its someones Sole or Main residence then it isn’t empty and the premium doesn’t apply anyway.

    3. The consultation includes reference in its annex to Class T (look it up) which clearly states that such unoccupied annexes are exempt. If it is not “unfurnished” and used by the occupier of the main dwelling rather than a “granny” or other occupier then it is technically a “second home” and not subject to the empty property premium anyway.

    This really takes the biscuit at such a late stage and simply full of technical rubbish. Written hastily on the back of a fag packet by someone that knows nothing about CT – Oh joy.

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