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Consultation on Reviewing the Council Tax Premium Scheme for Long Term Empty Properties and Second Homes in Flintshire

Published: 16/04/2024

Councils in Wales currently have discretionary powers to charge, or vary, a council tax premium of up to 300% above the standard rate of council tax on second homes and long-term empty properties.

The Council first introduced a local premium scheme in 2017 and premium rates of 75% are currently charged for long-term empty properties and 100% for second homes.

The Council is consulting with the public again, as part of the process of reviewing the premium rates. 

The results of the consultation will help elected members to consider whether the premium levels should be changed from April 2025, and if so, to what level.  

If residents would like to take part in this consultation, a short on-line questionnaire is now available until 5pm on 8th July 2024 at