View Full Version : @#%$ me - what wil they think of next?

17th June 2005, 19:52
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4103708.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4103708.stm)

People who make substantial home improvements - such as loft conversions - may face higher council tax bills, it has been confirmed.
The government's Valuation Office (VOA) has confirmed that improvements could push property into a higher council tax band during council tax revaluation.

All homes in England are currently being revalued, before new council tax bands are introduced in 2007.

Previously, improvements only affected tax bands when the property was sold.

Catching up

"Home improvements have always ultimately affected the value of a property for council tax purposes when it has been sold," a VOA spokesman told BBC News.

Well I shan't bother painting the downstairs bog this weekend then, I can't afford the extra council tax. :rollin

17th June 2005, 21:25
A tax on insanitary sanitary facilities?



17th June 2005, 21:28
Money don't smell as one Roman Emperor said after introducing tax on toilets or something to that effect.