P-05-1009 Mandate Welsh Councils to apply a minimum 100% Council Tax surcharge on second homes

Completed

 

P-05-1009 Mandate Welsh Councils to apply a minimum 100% Council Tax surcharge on second homes

 

This petition was submitted by Michael Murphy having collected a total of 1,026 signatures.

 

Text of Petition:                     

Second homes and seasonal homes are destroying our rural communities, while pricing locals out of the housing market. Meanwhile many second home owners avoid paying any Council Tax by claiming small business relief. The Welsh Government should be actively discouraging this and applying penalties of 10% of value of second home for wilful avoidance.

 

 

 

 

Status

This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 01/12/2020.

 

The Committee considered an update on the petition and agreed to note the further information received about the current position in relation to council tax premiums for second homes. In light of this, and the Minister’s previous explanation for the discretionary nature of the power, which the Committee endorsed, it agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner.

 

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 29/09/20.

 

 

Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff South and Penarth
  • South Wales Central

 

Further information

 

 

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 02/09/2020