HC Deb 12 February 1990 vol 167 c58W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidance has been issued to community charge officers on levying of the community charge on nurses living in hostel accommodation during the week and returning to their own homes at weekends.

Mr. Chope

Guidance on determining an individual's sole or main residence for the purposes of registration for the personal community charge is contained in community charge practice note No. 9. Where an individual is regarded as solely or mainly resident will depend on the facts of each case. Advice to charging authorities on the standard charge in respect of unoccupied property has recommended them to consider a special class for property which is empty because the owner is required to live elsewhere as a condition of his or her employment.