Council finance risk from VOA reclassification

By Struan Walker | 29 August 2023

Council incomes could be hit if a Government agency moves to reclassify asylum hotels as domestic properties.

Hotels housing asylum seekers have so far been paying business rates but may now be reclassified to pay council tax as those being accommodated do not have residences elsewhere.

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