London Borough of Haringey
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London Borough of Haringey: http://www.haringey.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.
London Borough of Haringey Council Tax
London Borough of Haringey Comments
Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End to the west provide some of London's most sought after locations whilst in harsh contrast, Tottenham to the east boasts little more than grim council estates and high unemployment. Finsbury Park to the south has seen much redevelopment over the last decade, yet still has a few scruffy edges.
Property News for Borough
Residents of the London borough of Haringey will no doubt be celebrating tonight as their campaign to bring a stolen Banksy artwork back to their community appears to have been successful.
Read Article ... Published on 25th February, 2013
Haringey Council has today (August 1st) unveiled plans to redevelop Tottenham over the next decade. The proposals are intended to help communities affected by last summer's London riots recover from the damage.
Read Article ... Published on 1st August, 2012
Over 300 groups have made applications for investment under Haringey Council's pioneering One Borough One Future fund.
Read Article ... Published on 17th July, 2012
Individuals in the Tottenham area of Haringey can enjoy the Summer on the Green festival.
Read Article ... Published on 27th June, 2012
Up to £1.2 million has been made available for community initiatives in Haringey.
Read Article ... Published on 11th May, 2012
A special art display is being exhibited at a Tottenham primary school.
Read Article ... Published on 30th April, 2012
People seeking flats to rent in Tottenham could see the area receive an extensive revamp after Haringey Council agreed to new stadium-led development plans.
Read Article ... Published on 16th February, 2012
People who are seeking a comfortable place to live could be well-served by looking for flats to rent in Crouch End, an area that offers a strong local identity, scenic surroundings and plenty to do.
Read Article ... Published on 29th December, 2011
People seeking flats to rent in Muswell Hill will find that the area offers one of the most pleasant, scenic and relaxed locations in London to live, providing a picturesque location and plenty of local attractions.
Read Article ... Published on 16th December, 2011
People occupying flats to rent in Tottenham will be able to see local rap superstar Chipmunk switching on the Christmas lights this year.
Read Article ... Published on 23rd November, 2011