Crackdown on vacant, derelict homes causing 'misery' for neighbours - Andover Advertiser
Tough question that: should we charge owners of long-term empties more council tax? Must be a lot of empty/second-home owning councillors in Wales.
Welsh Government web-page which hosts downloadable detailed guidance on the provisions for Second Homes Premium and Empty Homes Premium.
This provides a good template for how Second Homes Premium might be implemented in Scotland and England.
Welcome to the 21st century.
The BBC maths is wildly off if, as reported, a 50% discount might be replaced by a 100% premium: that would indicate an increase to up to 4 times current level, not 'double' as suggested by the story.
This is a PDF of an EHN presentation to an Empty Homes Conference in Ireland, held at Croke Park stadium on 9th March 2017.
It provided a thumbnail sketch of local interventions in England/Wales along with an overview of various strategic approaches to the empty homes issue, contrasting the different approaches taken in Scotland, Wales, Kent and England.