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Local Government Finance Act 1992

Notice ID: WAR0528161

Notice effective from
15th March 2018 to 14th April 2018
ST. HELENS BOROUGH COUNCIL Council Tax discount and premium for unoccupied and substantially unfurnished dwellings
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to sections 11A and 11B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (as amended), St Helens Council on 28 February 2018 did determine that, in respect of the whole of Its area, the Council Tax discount and premium relating to classes of prescribed dwellings is set out below:
1) Class C - unoccupied and substantially unfurnished dwellings: A100% discount will apply for up to will 1 month. No discount will apply after this period. (This replaces a 25% discount for a period of up to 6 months).
2) Long-term empty dwellings, as defined in section 11B of the above Act, remain liable to a 50% premium (150% charge). The following local exemption will apply in addition to those defined by regulations:

Long-term empty dwellings that are purchased by a new owner will be exempt from the premium for a period up to two years. A 50% premium (150% charge) will apply after this period. Periods of occupation of less than six weeks are excluded when determining the overall period a dwelling is unoccupied and substantially unfurnished The above will take effect from 1 April 2018. Date: 5 March 2018 Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts
Deputy Chief Executive and Strategic Director (Corporate Services]


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St Helens Council

Contact Centre , Wesley House , St Helens , Merseyside , WA10 1HF 01744 676 789


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