Council tax BRIEFING PAPER Number 06583 , 5 August 2016

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Dear House of Commons,
Is the Council tax BRIEFING PAPER Number 06583 , 5 August 2016 a legal document?

If it is a legal document what is meant by; "All the funding raised through
council tax can be spent as the local authority see fit." Which is on page 4 of the briefing paper.

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Bob White

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Dear Mr White,  

 

 

Freedom of Information request F17-183

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below.  We understand
your request to be for information on the House of Commons Library
Briefing Paper on Council Tax, published on 5 August 2016 and available to
view on our web pages here: 
[1]http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/R...
We have sought to answer your questions below.

 

1)  Is the council tax briefing paper (number 06583) 5 August 2016 a legal
document?

 

This information is held by the House of Commons. This briefing paper is
not a legal document.

 

Briefing papers and research publications are produced by the House of
Commons Library to help Members of Parliament better understand the issues
of the day and areas of policy, as well as providing analyses of major
pieces of legislation.

 

As stated on our website, this briefing paper explains what council tax
is, who has to pay it, how it is calculated and set, and whether any
exemptions or discounts may be available. This paper should not be relied
on as legal advice or as a comprehensive response to any constituency
case.

 

2)  If it is a legal document what is meant by; "All the funding raised
through council tax can be spent as the local authority see fit." Which is
on page 4 of the briefing paper.

 

As explained above, this briefing paper is not a legal document and
therefore this information is not held by the House of Commons.

 

 

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