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Private Rented Housing: Council Tax

Question for Treasury

UIN 118595, tabled on 4 February 2022

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of renters pay their council tax directly, rather than through their landlord.

Answered on

11 February 2022

Local authorities are responsible for administering council tax and determining who is liable. The government does not hold data on the proportion of tenants that pay their council tax directly. Arrangements for paying council tax bills are a matter for tenants and landlords to agree as part of their contractual arrangements.

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