Council tax on empty homes and second homes in 2009-2018

Enrico Miglino made this Freedom of Information request to Glasgow City Council as part of a batch sent to 411 authorities

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Dear Sirs,

I am a researcher in Economics at University College London.

For my research, I would need the council tax discount/premium on second homes, on homes empty for longer than 6 months and homes empty for longer than 2 years as a percentage of the standard council tax in your council from 2009 to 2018.

The following link contains an excel template of the exact information I would need for my research:

Could you please send me an excel file that replicates the template with the tax premium/discounts applied in your council?

Yours sincerely,
Enrico Miglino

Customer Care Centre, Glasgow City Council

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Dickson, John (Revenues), Glasgow City Council

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Our FOI  
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13 June 2019  


Mr Enrico Miglino  




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Dear Mr Miglino,

Request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


I refer to your Freedom of Information Request dated 17 May 2019, wherein
you asked that certain information be supplied to you, namely :-

“I would need the council tax discount/premium on second homes, on homes
empty for longer than 6 months and homes empty for longer than 2 years as
a percentage of the standard council tax  in your council from 2009 to

The Council is treating your request as a request under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.


The information requested in contained within the attached spreadsheet.


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