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
While often confused with the identically named area in Hillingdon, the Hayes we are looking at today is situated in Bromley. While it has definitely been absorbed into Greater London, it retains a great deal of its old village charm, making it a great choice for commuters.
Read Article ... Published on 27th March, 2015
A public consultation has been launched to gauge local opinion about a plan for a major renovation of Beckenham town centre by the London Borough of Bromley Council.
Read Article ... Published on 9th March, 2015
Sydenham is a large suburban district in south-east London that loosely falls into the boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley and Southwark.
Read Article ... Published on 27th November, 2014
Penge is located in Bromley and is a populated catchment area in the north-west of the borough.
Read Article ... Published on 21st November, 2014
Bromley Council has increased the amount of temporary accommodation it has available by revamping a disused care home, it has announced.
Read Article ... Published on 5th November, 2014
A number of improvements are expected to get underway in Crystal Park Palace, as part of a a £2.4 million improvement programme.
Read Article ... Published on 2nd October, 2014
The final stages of the Bromley North Village improvements are underway, it has been revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 17th September, 2014
Beckenham is a quaint and pretty little suburb located in the heart of Bromley, south-east London.
Read Article ... Published on 8th August, 2014
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