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Council Tax Benefits

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 12853, tabled on 5 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings in the Institute of Fiscal Studies research, published in January 2019, on the effect of the abolition of council tax benefit.

Answered on

14 February 2020

The Government has noted the findings of the Institute of Fiscal Studies’ research and closely monitors council tax collection rates, which were 97.0 per cent in 2018-19, as well as overall council tax levels and increases.