Plymouth second home tax cut to end

First published in Devon

Plymouth City Council has scrapped a 10 per cent discount on second homes.

Owners of properties that have been empty for two years will also have to pay more under the new rules.  Empty homes for two years will face a bill of 150 per cent of council tax, the 100 per cent discount on empty and unfurnished properties has been cut from six months to one month and there will be a 50 per cent council tax cut for properties being repaired.

The council blamed the shift on "government cuts" saying there change could raise as much as £1m by targeting those who are more able to pay.

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