How much council tax you must pay

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Some online council tax services will not be available from 8am to midday on Wednesday 1 April. Services affected are council tax registration, council tax account view, council tax eBilling and council tax move – we apologise for any inconvenience. You can still pay your council tax online.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – support for businesses and the self-employed

Go to our business rates pages for information on assistance with business rates and government cash grants for businesses. We are also providing financial assistance for the self-employed in the form of deferred council tax payments.

Council tax valuation bands

Council tax valuations are based on the value of domestic properties on 1 April 1991. The value is the price the property would have sold for on the open market.

Your property band is shown on your council tax bill.

Council tax bands

Band Range of value at 1 April 1991
A Up to £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 £320,001 upwards

All properties are banded on the same basis, including properties bought under discount schemes such as Right to Buy. Discounts applied to these properties are not taken into account when deciding their band.

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) assesses properties to make sure that they are in the right council tax band. They automatically assess properties that:

  • have been made bigger or smaller
  • are newly built

The VOA also assesses properties when asked to do so, such as during a council tax challenge or band review.

Go to the Valuation Office Agency if you want to know the band of any property.