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Includes information on the tax levied by local authorities on householders within their area, introduced by the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and replacing the community charge. Also includes information about valuation for council tax purposes and business rates.

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Council tax

The rules about paying council tax, which replaced the community charge (poll tax). Includes how your property is valued and who is entitled to discounts and exemptions.

5 Council Tax

Check your current council tax band and find out how much you will pay. Includes information about how your property has been valued, how to appeal, when home improvements may increase your council tax banding, and arrangements for people with disabilities. What is a dwelling?
Provided by Valuation Office Agency
2 Council tax bill problems

Explains what will happen if you have failed to pay your council tax bill and what you can do.
Provided by CLS Direct
1 Help with your council tax - council tax benefit

Information on council tax benefit and second adult rebate including who can claim, how to claim, disputes, appeals and backdating.
Provided by Adviceguide from Citizens Advice
3 The Council Tax (PDF)

Explains the banding system for Council Tax for people over 60, exemptions and discounts, and who has to pay it. Also gives some brief information about claiming Council Tax Benefit
Provided by Age Concern
4 Bailiffs and council tax

Explains your rights if bailiffs come to your home to try and collect council tax arrears. It explains what you should do, what the bailiffs are allowed to do, and how to complain if a bailiff acts illegally.
Provided by National Debtline

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