Council Tax is used to pay for local services, provided by us, the police and fire and rescue.
You can read more about this in the Council Tax demand notice.
Only one Council Tax bill is sent to a property regardless of how many people live there.
The amount you pay depends on the valuation band of your property.
The bands are based on what a home might have sold for in April 1991, even if they were built recently, and are set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).
Council Tax rates for 2018-19
You can find out your home's property band and charges using our property bands search tool.
View the Council Tax rates for this year and see how they compare to the previous year.
|Band||Market value of your home on 1 April 1991||Council Tax 2018-19||Council Tax 2019-20|
|A||Up to £40,000||£924.18||£963.47|
|B||£40,001 to £52,000||£1,078.21||£1,124.05|
|C||£52,001 to £68,000||£1,232.24||£1,284.62|
|D||£68,001 to £88,000||£1,386.27||£1,445.20|
|E||£88,001 to £120,000||£1,694.32||£1,766.35|
|F||£120,001 to £160,000||£2,002.39||£2,087.51|
|G||£160,001 to £320,000||£2,310.44||£2,408.66|
|H||£320,001 and over||£2,772.53||£2,890.39|
Appeal against your Council Tax banding
If you want to appeal against your banding you must contact the VOA.
Contact us using the Council Tax enquiry form if you want to appeal about one of the issues outlined below:
- you don't think you're the person who should pay the bill
- you believe you're entitled to a reduction in your Council Tax which you have not received
- you believe you're entitled to an exemption from paying Council Tax.
You must continue to pay the instalments shown on your Council Tax bill, even if you have submitted an appeal, until a final decision is made.