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DOUBLING COUNCIL TAX ON SECOND HOMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 213: tabled on 18 July 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.