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Land Charges Charges

Requested on
Wed 18th July, 2012
FOI 2149
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Minute 3.7 of the CIPFA Value Added Tax Committee 3.11.11. states:

“Andy Stapley reported that the LGA has been looking at whether local authorities can or cannot charge for property search products. The outcome of this review will determine if local authorities are legally able to raise these charges and if so, will contribute to the consideration of the correct treatment of VAT. David Ogilvie had agreed to delay making a decision pending the result of the LGA review”.

Could you please

· Tell me the outcome of this review.

· Tell me if it is or has been determined that local authorities are not entitled to raise a charge for CON 29 data and the steps the Council will be taking to reimburse all organisations, including NLIS, the utilities and firms of solicitors in respect of the payments they have made to you for a charge you had no power to levy.

· Provide copies of all communications and recorded information where the issue of your Council’s legal liability to raise any charge has arisen.


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