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Arguing the law on council tax

“The chairman of Nucleus Legal Advice Alan Murdie [and leading light of the Benefits Legal Group] appeared at a special hearing of the Valuation Tribunal England held in Birmingham in February 11th  to argue the law on the  scope of discretionary council tax reductions for taxpayers available under section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.”

As the report says, “At a time of increasing financial hardship for many, and with taxpayers suffering everything from benefit stoppages to the effects flooding and storm damage, the power to award a reduction under section 13A  is an important mechanism whereby sums of council tax can be reduced. However, section 13A has been have been little used, simply because most people and many advisers have never heard about it, or subsequent right of appeal to the Valuation Tribunal England.”

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Arguing the law on council tax