Can anyone tell me for sure if New Homes Bonus (NHB) has finally ended?
The Government said they would consult on the future of NHB in the spring of 2020, but they still do not appear to have made any comment on this yet.
Neither our Finance Team, Council Tax Team or any other Local Authority I have spoken to recently say they know if the NHB scheme has definitely ended or is still continuing. The MHCLG could not give any definitive answer on this when approached either!
And yet......we were (once again) approached last week by Capacity Grid, offering their services to help us with NHB this for this year! The VOA also seem to think that an NHB count may be going ahead this year. Do they know something we don't?
So help! Can anyone out there shed any definite light on the 'mystery' of the current existence or non-existence of the NHB scheme?
If so, I (and many others, I'm sure) would be very grateful to know!
Empty Property Oficer
Brighton & Hove City Council