Part 6: Council tax
42. Part 6 includes provisions for council tax revaluation
and an increase in the number of bands. Clause 79 introduces a
statutory revaluation cycle with valuation lists to be revalued
at least every 10 years. The first new valuations are due to take
place in April 2005 and come into force from April 2007. The
introduction of the new council tax valuation must not be delayed
43. Clause 80 introduces a power for the Secretary
of State to change the number of valuation bands. The proposal
to increase the number of bands was welcomed "in principle"
by the Association of London Government, the Special Interest
Group of Municipal Authorities and the County Councils Network.
We welcome Clause 80 and look forward to its use to increase
the number of council tax bands.
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