There are eight Council Tax bands.
Your band and the amount of Council Tax you pay depends on the value of your home - the more expensive the property, the higher the band and the bigger the charge.
The Valuation Office gave every home a valuation band between A and H, according to its value - current market values may not be the best guide to the band your home is in.
If you're thinking about buying a home, be aware that the band may be increased after the sale if the previous owner had improved the property.
Council Tax bands and market values are based on a calculation taken by the government in 1991:
| Band ||Property Value April 1 1991 |
| A || Under £40,000 |
| B || £40,001 to £52,000 |
| C || £52,001 to £68,000 |
| D || £68,001 to £88,000 |
| E || £88,001 to £120,000 |
| F || £120,001 to £160,000 |
| G || £160,001 to £320,000 |
Council Tax bands
| H || More than £320,000 |
Council Tax banding appeal
You can appeal against your Council Tax valuation band through the Valuation Office Agency if:
- the value of your home has gone up because of building works
- the value of your home has gone down because of a demolition or any other physical change to the property's location
- part of the property starts or stops being used for business
You can also appeal within six months of:
- moving home
- having to pay Council Tax for the first time at your address
- a change being made to the band by the listing officer
You must pay your Council Tax based on the current valuation band until the listing officer decides whether or not to change the band.
Council Tax charges
We have set Band D Council Tax for 2020/21 as £2,074.40.
This is made up of:
The amount paid to us has increased by 3.99% for 2020/21 - £1,620.50 for general expenditure, plus £152.71 exclusively for adult social care.
Additional amounts have been set for areas where a town or a parish precept applies.