Decision details

Welsh Government Consultation on Council Tax Premiums for second homes and long term empty property

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide Cabinet Members with information on Welsh Government (WG) Consultations seeking views on the policy of giving Local Authorities discretionary powers regarding a council tax premium that they can apply to second homes and long term empty homes.


To provide Cabinet with a series of recommended responses (as set out in Appendix 1 and 2) to specific questions posed by WG on the proposals to exempt some properties from the premium (but only for time limited periods in some cases) and to seek Members endorsement to the responses.


As detailed in the recommendation and that delegated authority be given to the Chief Officer (Community and Enterprise), in consultation with the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Management, to amend the consultation response in light of comments from the Community and Enterprise Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Report author: David Barnes

Publication date: 20/05/2015

Date of decision: 19/05/2015

Decided at meeting: 19/05/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/05/2015

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