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Council Tax on Long-Term Empty Properties and the Housing Support Grant – Consultation on Proposals for Legislation

DescriptionConsultation document for Council Tax on Long Term Empty Properties and Housing Support Grant
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateOctober 17, 2011


ISBN 978 1 78045 435 1
DPPAS 12077

This document is also available in pdf format (246k)


Background to this consultation

Section 1 - Allowing Councils to increase Council Tax charges on long-term empty properties
Current Council Tax rules
Overview of what the Scottish Government is proposing
Proposed exemptions from the levy
Implementation and running costs
Compliance and enforcement
How the revenue should be used
Support available for empty home owners

Section 2 - Abolition of the Housing Support Grant
Current position
Overview of what the Scottish Government is proposing
The costs of implementing the abolition of HSG
What will Scottish council housing finance look like following abolition of HSG?
What will be the impact of the abolition of HSG on council tenants?

Consultation Questions

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