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Council Tax bands, town and parish charges

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.

 Find your Council Tax band   

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: 

  • 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
  • H -  More than £320,000


Council Tax banding appeal

You can appeal against your Council Tax valuation band online here 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 2022/23 as £2,249.88.

This is made up of:

The amount paid to us has increased by 4.99% for 2022/23 - £1,692.13 for general expenditure, plus £225.23 exclusively for adult social care.

Additional amounts have been set for areas where a town or a parish precept applies. 

See details of total Council Tax including parish charges

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