City of London
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City of London: http://www.cityoflondon.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
Soaring house prices are preventing Brits from buying their first home, according to new findings.
Read Article ... Published on 15th April, 2014
Over half of Brits do not believe they will be able to purchase a property this year, according to new findings.
Read Article ... Published on 26th March, 2014
Buying a property in the capital is set to become even more expensive, according to new findings, which showed that property prices have risen and are set to rise even further.
Read Article ... Published on 25th March, 2014
The price of property has continued to rise, leaving many unable to clamber onto the housing ladder.
Read Article ... Published on 20th March, 2014
The number of tenants in arrears has dropped, according to new findings. Research published by BDRC Continental, commissioned by Paragon Mortgages, revealed that the number of void periods are falling, while the duration of the average void period is falling too.
Read Article ... Published on 17th March, 2014
The price of buying a property in London is continuing to increase, according to new research.
Read Article ... Published on 11th March, 2014
Property price rises are forcing more and more people into rental accommodation, according to new findings.
Read Article ... Published on 6th March, 2014
The demand for rental properties in London has increased, according to new findings.
Read Article ... Published on 27th February, 2014
The price of property in London is set to soar - leaving millions of people unable to buy their own home.
Read Article ... Published on 26th February, 2014
Getting on the property ladder is proving costly for many people, according to new research.
Read Article ... Published on 10th February, 2014