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Council Tax

February 6, 2002

Question written on 06/02/2002

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many homes in (a) the City of Westminster and (b) the City of London were valued in each of the council tax bands in 1991; and if he will estimate the numbe

Answered by Alan Whitehead

Ever since the introduction of the council tax in 1993, dwellings have been allocated to council tax bands on the basis of their estimated values as at 1 April 1991. The following table gives figures for the City of Westminster and the City of London, as used for the first and most recent years of operation of the council tax. There are likely to have been several reasons for the changes between 1992 and 2001. These include the demolition or construction of dwellings, movements to lower bands as a result of successful appeals, the splitting or merging of dwellings, and the conversion of domestic dwellings into non-domestic properties, and vice versa.Valuation for council tax purposes as at 1 April 1991 Number as at:BandDecember 199216 October 2001City of WestminsterA1,1611,486B2,8456,043C12,42615,364D20,16012,249 E20,37020,292F15,43614,891G20,49420,033H13,82913,214Total106,721112,572City of LondonA09B119238C207629D518734E1,2451,747F323835G507794H6691Total2,9855,077No estimate is available of the number of homes that would be in each council tax band based on current market valuations.