London Borough of Hounslow
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London Borough of Hounslow: http://www.hounslow.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
London mini marathon attracted 1,500 young people on Sunday 26th April, with 48 young runners from Hounslow taking part in the event.
Read Article ... Published on 7th May, 2015
Gunnersbury boasts a desirable location on the western outskirts of London, close to the Thames and prestigious attractions like the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
Read Article ... Published on 23rd January, 2015
The borough of Hounslow is working hard to reduce litter and keep the streets clean and tidy for residents. As part of the area's war on grime, the council has implemented new measures aimed at discouraging people from dropping litter, which impacts the appearance of the borough.
Read Article ... Published on 24th December, 2014
Hounslow Council is investing millions into regenerating the area, according to new research.
Read Article ... Published on 20th October, 2014
Over 1,000 jobs are set to be created in Hounslow, thanks to a new regeneration scheme occurring in the borough.
Read Article ... Published on 31st July, 2014
Hounslow Council have unveiled a new scheme aimed at producing affordable housing for people who live in the area.
Read Article ... Published on 9th April, 2014
Hounslow Council has outlined new plans to develop homes in the borough, it has been revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 19th March, 2014
Turnham Green is a leafy and pleasant area of Chiswick, West London, with lots of parks and green spaces.
Read Article ... Published on 6th March, 2014
The new leisure centre in the Borough of Hounslow is now one step closer as Morgan Sindall have now been appointed for the construction. The £12 million leisure centre in the heart of Heston, will begin to be developed once the council's cabinet has approved the plans.
Read Article ... Published on 19th August, 2013
Residents living in the London borough of Hounslow will soon have the power to make their voices heard on the issue of a potential third runway at Heathrow, an idea that remains a possibility despite the cancellation of the project in 2010.
Read Article ... Published on 29th April, 2013