Compensation for student council tax exemption

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Dear Warwick District Council,

How much is WDC compensated in the block grant for the shortfall in Council Tax reciepts due to the student exemption? Does it fully cover the notional shortfall in revenue compared to a situation where there are no student households?

Yours faithfully,

Nick Davies

Information, Warwick District Council

Dear Nick Davies

Thank you for your request for information which I acknowledge was received by the District Council on 24 February 2020.

Your request is currently being considered. If the District Council is able to provide you with the information you have requested, then under the Freedom of Information Act you are entitled to receive it within 20 working days.

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Kind regards

Matthew Kinsey
Corporate Support Assistant
Chief Executive’s Office

Corporate Support Team
Warwick District Council
Riverside House
Milverton Hill
Royal Leamington Spa
CV32 5HZ

Telephone 01926 456123

Website: www.warwickdc.gov.uk

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Mike Snow, Warwick District Council

Hi

Warwick District Council is now in receipt of zero block grant (often referred to as Revenue Support Grant).

As such, within the Local Government Funding Settlement at present, it can be argued the Council receives no funding to cover the notional shortfall in revenue compared to a situation where there are no student households.

Kind regards

Mike Snow
Head of Finance
 

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