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Doubling Council Tax On Second Homes

EDM number 213 in 2017-19, proposed by Timothy Farron on 18/07/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Housing and Taxation.

That this House notes that the South Lakes area has one of the highest levels of second home ownership in the country; acknowledges the effect second home ownership can have on rural communities, including the decline and closure of key local services and amenities; recognises the effect second home ownership has on the supply of housing at a time when so many people and families struggle to attain a home of their own; calls on the Government to give local councils the power to double council tax on second homes; and believes this would provide councils in areas with high second-home ownership with a fair and effective way of raising money to fund key local services and deliver affordable homes for lower income families.

This motion has been signed by a total of 4 MPs.

Tim Farron18/07/2017Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed
Vincent Cable19/07/2017TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins20/07/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Matt Western20/07/2017Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSeconded

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