Council tax discounts to be abolished to maximise Waltham Forest Council income

COUNCIL tax discounts will be abolished in many cases as Waltham Forest Council attempts to maximise its income.

The council previously gave varying discounts on second homes, homes undergoing "major structural works" and substantially unfurnished dwellings, but using its discretionary powers, the authority is now set to get rid of these altogether.

This will increase the number of properties paying council tax to 79,019, compared to 77,901 in 2012/13.

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5:02pm Tue 13 Nov 12

hpmark says...

Will this include single person discount I wonder?
Will this include single person discount I wonder? hpmark

5:05pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

hpmark wrote:
Will this include single person discount I wonder?
Report says 'many cases' not all. Doubt they would go down that road unless they wanted another Poll Tax situation.
[quote][p][bold]hpmark[/bold] wrote: Will this include single person discount I wonder?[/p][/quote]Report says 'many cases' not all. Doubt they would go down that road unless they wanted another Poll Tax situation. Cornbeefur

6:37pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Trevor 2 says...

More pocket lining!
More pocket lining! Trevor 2

8:44pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Dwtuning says...

Cutting the social housing bill would be a better idea.
Cutting the social housing bill would be a better idea. Dwtuning

9:19pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

A dreadful system whatever they do.
A dreadful system whatever they do. Cornbeefur

1:34am Wed 14 Nov 12

sensibility says...

Under Council Tax legislation if you paid your council tax in full at the beginning of the year, councils had the opportunity to reward residents for "paying up front in full"

What a shame Waltham Forest did not take advantage of this and continues to penalise taxpayers
Under Council Tax legislation if you paid your council tax in full at the beginning of the year, councils had the opportunity to reward residents for "paying up front in full" What a shame Waltham Forest did not take advantage of this and continues to penalise taxpayers sensibility

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