Council Tax

Council Tax Revaluation: Coping with Regional Effects

  • Published 1st Jul 2003
  • Authors: Peter Kenway, , Guy Palmer,
  • Category: Council Tax

The subject of this paper is the forthcoming revaluation of domestic properties across England for the purposes of establishing their liability for council tax. The revaluation will take place in 2005 and its results will affect council tax bills from 2007.

Revaluation will almost inevitably re-shape the council tax system. At the moment, the Government is keeping its options open on what shape the system will take from 2007. The overall purpose of this paper is to shed light on the likely consequences of some of the possible options, providing results for the individual London boroughs and comparing outcomes for London with those for the eight other English regions. The paper also addresses the more specific question of how one might decide what the levels of council tax ought to be region by region and whether London might be paying too much (or too little), both now and in the future.

About this report
This report was funded by the Association of London Government and written by Peter Kenway and Guy Palmer. The facts presented and views expressed in this report are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the LGA.