Disaggregation: A Glint of Hope
Breaking HMOs into separate dwellings for Council Tax is illogical and hurts those least able to afford - it is a tax on the poor. Full details of what it is and why it is wrong in our earlier article here and at our September meeting (Video here). The good news is that Gosport MP, Dame Caroline Dineage has tabled an amendment to the Levelling Up Bill which will abolish Council Tax on HMO rooms.
What is Proposed?
You can see the proposed amendment here: Amendment NC7 to Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Parliamentary Bills - UK Parliament
Wendy Whittaker-Large, on the HMO and Council Tax Facebook group posted:
"We are VERY excited to announce that Dame Caroline Dineage MP has proposed an amendment to the Levelling Up Bill which will abolish Council Tax on HMO Rooms! This is a SIGNIFICANT action and we would implore you to write to your local MP NOW to urge them to support this action. The letter you can use is attached below. This is URGENT and we need you to email/ write/ march or just jump up and down outside their constituency office so that they know to support this. We have also updated our Briefing Paper to show the amendment."
The proposed draft letter is here: https://pdpla.com/useful-documents-list/401-disaggregation-draft-letter-mps-amendment-nc7-1