Dear Durham County Council,

Can you confirm the number of student occupied properties exempt from paying council tax for the following years and also provide the total in monetary value of these exemptions for each year .
Can you also provide the same council tax exemptions where possible for Purpose Built Student Accomodation for the same years where these may have been calculated seperatley. Can you also provide the total in monetary value of these exemptions for each year.

Yours faithfully,

T Harper

Freedom of Information, Durham County Council


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Roger Cornwell left an annotation ()

The 2017 figures are now available, see request FOI20186362RC, or read on:

Number of Student Occupied properties exempt from paying council tax and monetary value of these exemptions for 2017 is 3459 Properties amount £4,089,004.64
Number of council tax exemptions for purpose built student accommodation for 2017 is 355 properties amount £696,887.80
The monetary value quoted is the total amount and does include all precepts.

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