Council Tax Premium on Second Homes and Long-term Empty Dwellings

Sections 12A and 12B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 give Councils the right to raise an additional Premium on the Council Tax of long-term empty homes (Section 12A) and second homes (Section 12B).

Since 1 April 2018 Gwynedd Council has raised a Premium of 50% on the Council Tax of these properties, but the Council is now considering raising the Premium rate to up to the maximum permitted by law, which is 100%. We are consulting in order to gather the views of Gwynedd taxpayers, homeowners and others on how the Council should implement these powers.  

Background information behind the decision to undertake the consultation is found in the report that was presented to the Council’s Cabinet on 15 December 2020: View Cabinet Report - Council Tax Premium

This consultation ended on 1 February 2021.

The results are available in link below.