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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333959/Second-home-owners-stung-cost-council-tax-government-orders-review.html

Second home owners to be stung with full cost of council tax as government orders review
By GERRI PEEV
Last updated at 8:24 AM on 29th November 2010
Second home owners could be stung with the full cost of council tax as the government has agreed to review their discounts.
The move would affect nearly quarter of a million people, forcing them to pay hundreds of pounds more a year in council tax.
Local Government Minister, Greg Clark, has pledged a review of second home tax discounts from this January following pressure from Liberal Democrats.

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Quite disgraceful. Second home owners should pay at least double council tax to compensate for the damage they do to the local community

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Quite disgraceful. Second home owners should pay at least double council tax to compensate for the damage they do to the local community

+ 2 million

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Don't worry, second home-owners. the government are just kite-flying ideas. Once you shout loud enough, they'll back down and scrap the idea/push it on another couple of years and quietly forget about it.

Homeowners must be saved at all cost & having 2 homes makes you twice as important as having just the one.

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The level of discount for unoccupied or second homes has always been at the discretion of the LA. Round here it's cheaper to have 1 occupant (for the discount) than keep a place empty (pay top whack).

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Don't worry, second home-owners. the government are just kite-flying ideas. Once you shout loud enough, they'll back down and scrap the idea/push it on another couple of years and quietly forget about it.

Homeowners must be saved at all cost & having 2 homes makes you twice as important as having just the one.

+1.5

The goernment, any UK government, know that our economy is 70% related to HPI. Anything to boost prices will be done and anything that threatens prices will be avoided. The only fly in the ointment is the market and its saying "no."

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The goernment, any UK government, know that our economy is 70% related to HPI.

Another myth

This one is quite difficult to antangle because it is layered over other myths

The result is, the people who don't want HPI end up thinking they have to argue against growth and prosperity.

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Quite disgraceful. Second home owners should pay at least double council tax to compensate for the damage they do to the local community

Excellent!rolleyes.gif

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Don't worry, second home-owners. the government are just kite-flying ideas. Once you shout loud enough, they'll back down and scrap the idea/push it on another couple of years and quietly forget about it.

Homeowners must be saved at all cost & having 2 homes makes you twice as important as having just the one.

Well yes, heaven forbid that anyone other than savers,tenants, students,benefit claimants, the low paid, the disabled and unemployed should be targeted by this government. When are the "property acquiring classes" going to contribute something?

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. When are the "property acquiring classes" going to contribute something?

As the property acquiring classes caused the problem in the first place, one would expect them to get most / all of the bill

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As the property acquiring classes caused the problem in the first place, one would expect them to get most / all of the bill

Unfortunately history is tragic, and there is no guarantee that justice will prevail.

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As the property acquiring classes caused the problem in the first place, one would expect them to get most / all of the bill

The think is that in the past the 'property acquiring classes' tended to be the richer end of society it appears that this time the BTL boom has been driven by Daily Diana and Mail (oh and Guardian reading) morons who have done nothing more than MEW to buy up cheap houses.

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Well yes, heaven forbid that anyone other than savers,tenants, students,benefit claimants, the low paid, the disabled and unemployed should be targeted by this government. When are the "property acquiring classes" going to contribute something?

I think that you will find that most of the income and other taxes paid in the UK will be paid by the "property acquiring classes".

Not by students, tenants, the disabled or the unemployed.

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I think that you will find that most of the income and other taxes paid in the UK will be paid by the "property acquiring classes".

Not by students, tenants, the disabled or the unemployed.

How big a subsidy is the BTL sector receiving from the rest of us in the form of bank bailouts/guarantees, zero interest rates, and housing benefit?

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Sorry I don't think that this will come into effect as look at the where that article is running. It'll be retracted by the weekend. :angry:

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I think that you will find that most of the income and other taxes paid in the UK will be paid by the "property acquiring classes".

Not by students, tenants, the disabled or the unemployed.

Some of them would have; the ones that produced rather than sitting on real estate for a living. However, some of them would have collected far more in property freebie than they ever paid in taxes

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