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Home Resident Council Tax Council Tax Premium Update

Council Tax Premium Update


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Notice is hereby given that Conwy County Borough Council, at its meeting on 6th December 2018 in accordance with section 12a and 12b of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as inserted by section 139 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, made the following determinations:

That the decision made on 7th December 2017 to charge 25% Council Tax Premium on Second Homes and 100% for Long-term Empty Homes from April 2019 be revoked and replaced with 25% Council Tax Premium for both Second Homes and Long-term Empty Homes for 2019/2020.  These premiums will be applicable from 1st April 2019.


It was also resolved that the use of the additional net Council Tax income generated from the premiums be allocated to support the emerging budgetary pressures of housing and homelessness within Regulatory and Housing Services.

The Council has additionally made a new determination giving 12 months advance notice that the level of Council Tax Premium for both Second Homes and Long-term Empty Homes be increased to 50% for 2020/2021, with a review being undertaken to evaluate the effect of the Premium, including the impact on the economy and the Welsh language, during 2019/2020 prior to confirming the Council Tax Premiums for 2020/2021.

Please refer to the table below for guidance on the exceptions:

Classes of DwellingsDefinitionApplication
Class 1 Dwellings being marketed for sale – time – limited for one year Long-Term Empty Homes and Second Homes
Class 2 Dwellings being marketed for let – time- limited for one year
Class 3 Annexes forming part of, or being treated as part of, the main dwelling
Class 4 Dwellings which would be someone’s sole or main residence if they were not residing in armed forces accommodation
Class 5 Occupied caravan pitches and boat moorings Second Homes
Class 6 Seasonal homes where year-round occupation is prohibited
Class 7 Job-related dwellings


For further information , email counciltax@conwy.gov.uk

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