One week left to have your say on Council Tax premiums

 Image of a country holiday home

7 December 2020

 Image of a country holiday homeOwners and the wider public have one week left to share their views on Council Tax premium charges on periodically occupied properties.

Since 1 April 2017, holiday or second homes and holiday lets (that fall short of the criteria to be rated for Business Rates) in Powys are subject to a Council Tax premium of 50%, resulting in a total Council Tax charge of 150%.

Regulations allow for a 100% Council Tax premium to be charged, on properties that are substantially furnished and are NOT occupied as someone's sole/main residence, resulting in a total charge of 200%.

Councillor Aled Davies, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, said: "In a meeting on 24th September, the Council considered a notice of motion to increase the Council Tax premium on periodically occupied properties to 75%.

"Through this consultation we are keen to understand the impact periodically occupied properties have within Powys communities and what the impact would be if the premium were to increase.

"Views from both property owners and the wider community are welcome to give us a clear picture of from across all our communities."

To respond to the consultation, people can complete the online survey at https://haveyoursay.powys.gov.uk/.

The consultation closes at midnight on Monday 14 December.

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