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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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.
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.
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.
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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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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