London Borough of Greenwich
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London Borough of Greenwich: http://www.greenwich.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 Greenwich Council Tax
London Borough of Greenwich Comments
Greenwich stretches east along the river beyond Woolwich to Plumstead and Thamesmead. Mush of the rivers edge lies derelict and undeveloped since the borough's great dockyard days. To the south lies the suburban sprawl of Eltham and the boarders of middle class Bromley.
Property News for Borough
The Royal borough of Greenwich has this Sunday (May 12th) signed an agreement that will see the district play host to the first Tall Ships event in 25 years.
Read Article ... Published on 14th May, 2013
Families in the London borough of Greenwich suffering from the dire employment situation will be relieved to hear the council has devised a solution to help them find work, allowing them to remain in the area where their children attend school and they have long-established ties.
Read Article ... Published on 22nd April, 2013
The London borough of Greenwich has rounded off a highly successful year by clinching the hotly-contested Council of the Year award, in recognition of a number of improvements the local authority has made to the area.
Read Article ... Published on 25th March, 2013
Families in the London borough of Greenwich will undoubtedly be pleased to hear their children are some of the safest in the capital, with educational authority Ofsted praising child protection services in the area following a two-week inspection.
Read Article ... Published on 30th January, 2013
Residents living in Greenwich and Newham could benefit from the installation of two new fixed river crossings if a campaign being launched by both borough councils is successful.
Read Article ... Published on 4th January, 2013
The Charlton Lido in Greenwich has been re-opened after receiving a £2 million facelift.
Read Article ... Published on 25th July, 2012
A 2.2-acre site in Greenwich town centre has been acquired as part of a regeneration scheme.
Read Article ... Published on 4th July, 2012
Some £4.6 billion is to be invested in the Greenwich area as part of a major refurbishment programme.
Read Article ... Published on 25th June, 2012
Planning permission has been granted for phases three, four and five of the Greenwich Millennium Village project.
Read Article ... Published on 10th April, 2012
People searching for flats in Greenwich may be comforted by the news that council tax is to be frozen in the borough for 2012-13.
Read Article ... Published on 9th March, 2012