London Borough of Brent
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London Borough of Brent: http://www.brent.gov.uk
The London boroughs are administrative centres responsible for collecting local taxes (Council Tax and Business Rates) and then spending the funds received on local services. They are run by Borough Councils who are elected by borough residents on a four year cycle. The totals that they spend will depend on the rates of tax that they levy plus funds allocated from central government and other sources.
While many of the services (schools, roads, planning, rubbish collection and social services) are standard, levels of provision will vary according to the overall political will as expressed by the voters.
Your tax liability (as a resident) will be based on the council tax band of your home. These bands are set by Valuation Officers and there is scope for appeal. The rate bands are then used to determine the amounts of tax levied. So, while the bands will remain largely constant the levels of tax can go up and, in theory, down.
You may claim discounts or exemptions based on your circumstances. For example, as the only adult in a property you can get a 25% reduction on your bill. Other reductions are available for qualifying second adults and Council Tax Benefit claimants.
There is more information available at the HM Customs & Excise website.
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Property News for Borough
There are numerous reasons to consider Willesden as a place to settle, especially if you're looking to live in a diverse part of the capital that's well connected transport-wise.
Read Article ... Published on 29th August, 2012
People may be tempted to check out property to rent in Cricklewood for a number of reasons.
Read Article ... Published on 26th July, 2012
More than 4,000 people have signed up to Brent's libraries in the past three months.
Read Article ... Published on 10th July, 2012
Additional primary school places are to be made available in Brent thanks to funding from the government.
Read Article ... Published on 20th April, 2012
Pinemartin Close in Cricklewood is celebrating the development of a communal green space with a multi-use activity park and a new play area.
Read Article ... Published on 11th April, 2012
Parents with active children may want to seek flats to rent in Brent.
Read Article ... Published on 12th March, 2012
Those looking for flats to rent in Brent might like the sound of an upcoming community scheme in the area.
Read Article ... Published on 23rd November, 2011
Situated conveniently on the Northern Line and boasting excellent local facilities, Colindale is a great option for people looking for property to rent in London.
Read Article ... Published on 21st September, 2011
Wembley is so closely linked to the stadium that bears its name it is impossible to talk about the area without discussing the 90,000-seat behemoth first.
Read Article ... Published on 16th September, 2011