Ministers stand firm on tax bands

By Mark Conrad | 26 March 2024

Ministers have reiterated to MPs there are ‘no plans’ to revalue council tax bands due to the cost and disproportionate impact on lower-income households and pensioners.

In its official response to the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities select committee report into councils’ financial distress, published on 26 March, the government has stood firm on its refusal to consider reforming the regressive tax soon.

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