I am renovating an old house to such an extent that I cannot live in it at the moment. This has been the case for long enough now that last tax year I had the 50% premium added to my council tax bill. This in accordance with the UK government website.
For the coming tax year, I have been told that my local council (Tewkesbury Borough Council) are putting the premium up to 100%. I cannot see how they are allowed to do this, as the previous linked website states that it could be up to only an extra 50%, unless I am reading it incorrectly.
Can someone explain to me how I've read this wrong?
NOTE: I have attempted to get in touch with my council, who have so far told me that they are very busy and will answer my queries as soon as possible.