London Borough of Bromley
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London Borough of Bromley: http://www.bromley.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
A number of initiatives have been undertaken in order to reduce crime in Bromley, it has been revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 18th February, 2014
Beckenham town centre in Bromley is set to get a multi-million pound revamp after the council unveiled plans to transform the area.
Read Article ... Published on 11th February, 2014
The second phase of a development scheme taking place in Bromley has gotten underway this month, it has been reported.
Read Article ... Published on 15th January, 2014
A number of improvements are being made in the London borough of Bromley which are designed to benefit residents in the area.
Read Article ... Published on 12th December, 2013
Improvements throughout Bromley's public areas and streets are set to begin by the end of July. The Bromley North Village public realm scheme will be making £5.2 million worth of improvements to the town in a bid to improve the local economy.
Read Article ... Published on 10th July, 2013
Creative and enthusiastic people living in the London borough of Bromley are being invited to sell their wares at a new set of market stalls being introduced to the historic Charter Market at the heart of the district.
Read Article ... Published on 1st May, 2013
Bromley's police, teachers and young residents joined local councillors recently met to draw up new plans to tackle a range of issues.
Read Article ... Published on 22nd April, 2013
Residents of the London borough of Bromley will no doubt have noticed something of a sparkle about their local area recently following the success of the Big Bromley Brush-Up campaign, designed to make the district a cleaner and safer place to live and work.
Read Article ... Published on 20th March, 2013
Local residents and those seeking property to rent in Orpington are set to benefit from another community amenity in the near future.
Read Article ... Published on 27th September, 2012