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    Is it the case that if one two people in the same street and one is a band A and one band B then the band B person pays more for the police etc than the band A person even though they both in the same police area?

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    Band B will pay more council tax. Council tax pays for local services so on that reasoning you could say that. But the bandings are supposed to be related to the value of the property you inhabit. So it should be a reflection of better/more spacious housing.

    I'm in band A and live in a rather spacious 3 bedroom flat (covers floor area of 2x 1 bedroom flats downstairs).

    I think you can have your house rebaned if you think it might not be correct i.e others on diff band in the same stree and you're paying too much...but if they review it as well as it going down it could actually go up a band also and then you're stuffed

    numptyj

    I think you can have your house rebaned if you think it might not be … I think you can have your house rebaned if you think it might not be correct i.e others on diff band in the same stree and you're paying too much...but if they review it as well as it going down it could actually go up a band also and then you're stuffed



    Could it result in neighbours band increasing? That would make you popular with the neighbours

    Original Poster

    So why should one person in a band A house pay less than a person in band B for policing?

    stewby

    Could it result in neighbours band increasing? That would make you … Could it result in neighbours band increasing? That would make you popular with the neighbours



    yeh I just read this!

    If you think your house is in a higher band than it should be, you can tell your council – but be aware that disputing your home's valuation band can lead to you (and your neighbours) paying more council tax, as well as less. Be absolutely certain that you have evidence your house is in too high a band before challenging your council.

    council tax is to do with both area and house value,therefore you cannot say they pay more for police.

    Original Poster

    Ermm i can because i have seen 2 different bills with a plus £14 difference between the two police figures

    Original Poster

    IE the Band B is £14 higher than the band A even though they are covered by the same police force

    archer1204

    IE the Band B is £14 higher than the band A even though they are covered … IE the Band B is £14 higher than the band A even though they are covered by the same police force



    cant say then but there is no mention of police figures here in scotland,you pay your council tax based on house value and your water bill

    archer1204

    So why should one person in a band A house pay less than a person in band … So why should one person in a band A house pay less than a person in band B for policing?



    Because a person with a band B house generally has more wealth and more land (and perhaps also more dependents), so it is considered fair for them to pay a greater amount towards services, much as a higher earner pays a higher rate of income tax.

    Also note that only a portion of police funding comes from council tax; I'm not 100% sure but I believe its roughly a quarter of the total police funding at the moment.
    Edited by: "jah128" 27th Mar 2011

    starsparkle2311

    I'm in band A, but I live in quite a rural area, biggest crime here is … I'm in band A, but I live in quite a rural area, biggest crime here is some teenager peeing in a public area on a Saturday night, shocking I know!!! Should I pay more to make up for the stabbings and murders and much more exciting things like that (which I do know happens 'cos I watch Midsomer Murders) in a wealthy persons area which I live miles away from?



    My point exactly I live in a village with no street lighting, bus services, pub, shops or post office etc and I pay stupido council tax and then get hit on top for parish council tax too. No police out here either and very little if any crime at all.

    I queried it and council said I should be grateful to live in such a beautiful area !

    Banned

    archer1204

    Ermm i can because i have seen 2 different bills with a plus £14 … Ermm i can because i have seen 2 different bills with a plus £14 difference between the two police figures


    then why even ask the question?

    loulou11

    My point exactly I live in a village with no street lighting, bus … My point exactly I live in a village with no street lighting, bus services, pub, shops or post office etc and I pay stupido council tax and then get hit on top for parish council tax too. No police out here either and very little if any crime at all.I queried it and council said I should be grateful to live in such a beautiful area !




    Lol same here and on the breakdown part of the council tax bill they used to put the amount that goes on litter picking in the holiday season! They haven't listed it on the breakdown this year, Im sure we still pay for it but if they don't show it on the breakdown they wont get as many angry people lol!

    If you live in a council house or ex/council house you will always be on Band A and it will never change

    Banned

    arcangel111

    If you live in a council house or ex/council house you will always be on … If you live in a council house or ex/council house you will always be on Band A and it will never change


    that is nonsense!

    Original Poster

    I asked the question to start with because i wanted to make sure it wasnt an error as i still cant see how its fair that a person on band A plays less for police on band B even though they live in the same police authority.As the person said whos in scotland it doesnt show how much is paid for the police on their bill.

    Banned

    archer1204

    I asked the question to start with because i wanted to make sure it wasnt … I asked the question to start with because i wanted to make sure it wasnt an error as i still cant see how its fair that a person on band A plays less for police on band B even though they live in the same police authority.As the person said whos in scotland it doesnt show how much is paid for the police on their bill.



    Bigger houses usually equates to more members in a family using more of the local services, hence an increase in council tax band.

    csiman

    that is nonsense!


    err no it's not

    arcangel111

    err no it's not



    Yes it is. The vast majority of ex-council properties in my area are band B or C.

    Banned

    See, social mobility exists everywhere! Even in tax bands! X)

    Banned

    jah128

    Yes it is. The vast majority of ex-council properties in my area are … Yes it is. The vast majority of ex-council properties in my area are band B or C.


    and one of my mates lives in a council house and he is in band C

    Just going to be different and say that I dont have to pay it because I'm a student

    Although, in a couple of year they will start!

    Banned

    Our's has been frozen

    Banned

    DLM

    Our's has been frozen


    as has most of the UK.
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