London Borough of Harrow
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London Borough of Harrow: http://www.harrow.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
Dozens of new computers have been installed in public libraries across the Greater London borough of Harrow.
Read Article ... Published on 15th April, 2013
Residents in the London borough of Harrow are being encouraged by the council to take part in a district-wide initiative called the Big Energy Switch, which has the potential to help consumers save up to £200 a year on their energy bills with the use of collective buying power.
Read Article ... Published on 3rd April, 2013
A campaign that aims to reinvigorate British interest in politics by having the subject taught as part of the standard national curriculum has received the support of the London borough of Harrow, with council leader Thaya Idaikkadar among those advocating the change.
Read Article ... Published on 22nd March, 2013
Residents and businesses in Harrow are being invited to have their say over plans to redevelop the town centre and 'create a buzz' for locals and visitors alike.
Read Article ... Published on 9th August, 2012
Harrow Council is setting up an association to support the rights of those in the private rented sector.
Read Article ... Published on 28th June, 2012
Extensive improvements have been be made to the cycling and walking routes in Harrow.
Read Article ... Published on 17th May, 2012
Families can have a great day out at Harrow Museum this May Day bank holiday.
Read Article ... Published on 25th April, 2012
Those occupying flats to rent in Harrow have been promised that local services will be protected or improved under new plans from the regional council.
Read Article ... Published on 6th February, 2012
All residents of flats to rent in Harrow are to be provided with a recycling bin as part of a new green living initiative.
Read Article ... Published on 26th January, 2012
People living in flats to rent in Harrow will see the area's local children's centres remaining open thanks to an innovative new operating model unveiled by the local council.
Read Article ... Published on 13th January, 2012