FOI request (FOI-75638679)
Requested Tue 15 May 2018
Responded Fri 18 May 2018
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to know:
- The number of empty properties in the council's jurisdiction with extra Council Tax rates
- The value of extra Council Tax collected on empty properties in the council's jurisdiction
I would like the data broken down by year for each of the last five years, with a preferable year-end date of March 31. If this is not possible then please use the year end used internally.
If you are unable to provide five years of data, please provide three years of data, otherwise please provide data for the last two years.
The premium of 50% additional council Tax charged on properties which have been empty for longer than 2 years for the last 5 years is as follows:
We only hold the transaction details so the number of properties will be less that stated.
2013/14 - 1022 - £104,299.43
2014/15 - 868 - £128,354.48
2015/16 - 887 - £109,471.66
2016/17 - 924 - £130,528.88
2017/18 - 851 - £89,495.25
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