Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018

make provision, where two or more hereditaments occupied or owned by the same person meet certain conditions as to contiguity, for those hereditaments to be treated for the purposes of non-domestic rating as one hereditament; and to increase the percentage by which a billing authority in England may increase the council tax payable in respect of a long-term empty dwelling.

Government Bill
(Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Initial Library Notes

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Primary Bill Debate Contributors by Party

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Conservative Rishi Sunak (View contribution) 5560 words
Democratic Unionist Party Sammy Wilson (View contribution) 209 words
Independent Charlie Elphicke 49 words
Labour (Co-op) Jim McMahon (View contribution) 4069 words
Liberal Democrat Tim Farron (View contribution) 110 words
Scottish National Party Pete Wishart (View contribution) 3263 words

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
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Most recent key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

Date Type Title
01/11/2018 Royal Assent (Hansard)
01/11/2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceddings)
01/11/2018Act of Parliament Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 c. 25
17/10/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 October 2018
17/10/2018Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF)
16/10/2018 Ping Pong
19/07/2018Bills Bill 255 2017-19 - Lords Amendments
19/07/2018Explanatory Notes Bill 255 EN 2017-19 Lords Amendments (PDF, 84KB)
18/07/2018 3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
18/07/2018 3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
09/07/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 107-TR(a) Amendment for Third Reading (PDF, 53KB)
04/07/2018 Report stage (Hansard): House of Lords
04/07/2018 Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
02/07/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 107-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 61KB)
30/06/2018Will write letters Letter dated 30/06/2018 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth regarding issues raised during the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill committee stage. (PDF, 1MB)
28/06/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 107-R(b) Amendment for Report (PDF, 51KB)
27/06/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 107-R(a)(Rev) Amendments for Report (PDF, 58KB)
19/06/2018 Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard): House of Lords
19/06/2018 Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
15/06/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 107-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 75KB)
14/06/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 107(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 51KB)
12/06/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 107(d) Amendment for Committee (PDF, 53KB)
12/06/2018Will write letters Letter dated 12/06/2018 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Peers regarding issues raised during the Second Reading (PDF, 1MB)
08/06/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 107(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 53KB)
07/06/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 107(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 55KB)
06/06/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 107(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 56KB)
04/06/2018 2nd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
04/06/2018 2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
23/05/2018Library Notes Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
16/05/2018 1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords
16/05/2018 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
16/05/2018Bills HL Bill 107 (as introduced)
16/05/2018Explanatory Notes HL Bill 107 Explanatory Notes
16/05/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 15 May 2018
15/05/2018 3rd reading: House of Commons
15/05/2018 Report stage: House of Commons
02/05/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Gary Martin (RCTB01)
02/05/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Wienerworld Limited (RCTB02)
02/05/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: London Councils and the Greater London Authority (Joint submission) (RCTB03)
02/05/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: City of London Corporation (RCTB04)
02/05/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Local Government Association (RCTB05)
02/05/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 May 2018
01/05/2018 Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons
01/05/2018Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 May 2018
30/04/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 27 April 2018
26/04/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 25 April 2018
24/04/2018Press notices Have your say on the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill
23/04/2018 2nd reading: House of Commons
23/04/2018 Programme motion: House of Commons
23/04/2018 Ways and Means resolution: House of Commons
18/04/2018Briefing papers Briefing Paper on the Bill
28/03/2018 1st reading: House of Commons
27/03/2018Bills Bill 192 2017-19 (as introduced)
27/03/2018Explanatory Notes Bill 192 EN 2017-19