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Empty homes premium

Long Term Empty Premium

Why

From 1st April 2019 the Local Government Finance Act 2012 gave local authorities the power to increase the Council Tax by way of a premium to encourage owners to bring empty properties back into use.
Slough borough council approved the following on 19th February 2019.

Premium Rate Properties effected Date From
100%
(on top of what you normally pay)
Properties empty for 2 years 1st April 2019
200%
(on top of what you normally pay)
Properties empty for 5 years 1st April 2020
300%
(on top of what you normally pay)
Properties empty for 10 years 1st April 2021