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
Haringey Council has announced a new scheme designed to support low-income families, help them find employment and stay together.
Read Article ... Published on 20th August, 2014
Affordable homes across London could see major improvements in the near future, as a major funding boost for the city's housing has been announced. Mayor of London Boris Johnson has secured around £145 million to help upgrade homes in several London boroughs.
Read Article ... Published on 12th August, 2014
Tottenham is set to get a facelift after new regeneration plans were announced by the council.
Read Article ... Published on 5th August, 2014
An affordable housing scheme is underway in Tottenham and was recently launched by MP David Lammy.
Read Article ... Published on 16th July, 2014
Thousands of new homes are set to be built across Haringey, it has been announced.
Read Article ... Published on 16th June, 2014
The future of the London borough of Haringey lies in the hands of its residents, it has been announced. Haringey Council has launched a new consultation aiming to gather the views from residents about how to unlock the borough's potential as one of London's best places to live and work.
Read Article ... Published on 22nd January, 2014
Tottenham is an area in the London borough of Haringey known for being diverse, cosmopolitan, vibrant and a hub for talent of many kinds. The area truly has something to offer that will appeal to absolutely everyone from every walk of life.
Read Article ... Published on 31st October, 2013
Finsbury Park is fast becoming a popular place to live in London and is attracting a new generation of young professionals and families. With its close location to the City and Islington, it is a great place to live for those that wish to be within easy travel distance of a range of activities and work opportunities.
Read Article ... Published on 21st October, 2013
Wood Green is a great area in North London that supplies many of the activities and amenities that you want on your doorstep. Located in the Borough of Haringey, it offers a wide range of benefits that mean not having to venture further into the city in order to find something to do.
Read Article ... Published on 25th September, 2013
Seven Sisters is a reasonably quiet area of London, found within the Borough of Haringey. The borough in which it is set is well known for its green spaces - which were recently commended in the Green Flag awards - and Alexandra Palace. Seven Sisters is set in an ethnically diverse area - it is estimated that around 193 languages are spoken within the borough as whole - which is reflected in the wide variety of shops and eateries that are present.
Read Article ... Published on 8th August, 2013