London Borough of Ealing
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London Borough of Ealing: http://www.ealing.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
Ealing council is taking a step towards helping local young people in need of a job throughout the London borough, with the advent of a new programme that will see local businesses encouraged to hire young people as part of its apprenticeship scheme.
Read Article ... Published on 15th May, 2013
Residents in the London boroughs of Ealing, Brent and Hounslow will be able to take advantage of a new and unique parking service across west London after local authorities announced the development of the initiative.
Read Article ... Published on 21st March, 2013
Residents living in Norwood Green will soon be able to enjoy a brand new green space, which is due to open in just a few months.
Read Article ... Published on 27th December, 2012
Residents in Ealing Broadway have been without a cinema for four years now following the closure of a facility owned by Empire Cinemas in 2008.
Read Article ... Published on 24th December, 2012
Plans to regenerate the Acton Gardens housing estate and create some 2,500 new homes have been given the go ahead by the local council.
Read Article ... Published on 14th September, 2012
Ealing Council has welcomed the news that HS2 Limited, the company behind the new High Speed 2 rail link, is considering a tunnel through the borough.
Read Article ... Published on 28th August, 2012
The Havelock Estate in Southall, Ealing, will be constructed as part of a £196 million regeneration programme.
Read Article ... Published on 14th May, 2012
Some £2.2 million is to be invested in refurbishing two libraries and relocating another in Ealing.
Read Article ... Published on 25th April, 2012
Southall residents can rent a bike for one month as part of a scheme to encourage more people to cycle.
Read Article ... Published on 3rd April, 2012
A number of neighbourhood planning initiatives are being considered for Ealing.
Read Article ... Published on 30th March, 2012