House of Commons Debates

Debates concerning Council Tax and related matters tend not to get generally reported but are recorded in Hansard.  On this page we list these debates.  They are useful for finding out current political thinking and attitudes towards this tax.

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Wednesday 3 February 2010: Column 367

Local Government Finance:  The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Mr John Denham) seeks approval for the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2010-11 (HC 280). Click here to read.

Tuesday 8 December 2009: Column 214

Local Government Finance:  Robert Neill (Bromley and Chislhurst) (Con) That this House notes with concern that this year's local government finance settlement will increase average Band D council tax to over £120 a month each year despite inflation being negative. Click here to read.

Tuesday 7 July 2009: Column 830

Council Tax:  The Minister for Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination, Ms Rosie Winterton, confirms that the Labour Government will not be considering a council tax revaluation until at least 2010-11. Click here to read.

Wednesday 4 June 2008: Column 832-889

Pensioner Poverty:  Debate initiated by Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne) (Con). Includes references to council tax and private sector pensions being devalued by the withdrawl of tax credits by Gordon Brown.  Both of these are seen as causes that contribute to pensioner poverty.
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Tuesday 20 May 2008: Column 147-149

Council Tax:  The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hazel Blears, confirms the Labour Government's continued commitment to retaining the present system of Council Tax.
Household Rubbish (Charges):  The relationship between charges for the collection of household rubbish and council tax.  Click here to read.


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