How much council tax you must pay

Payments online and by phone – 12 July

Due to essential maintenance from 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 12 July, we will not be able to take payments online or by phone. Please do not try to use these services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

£150 energy bill rebate for council tax bands A to D

The government is providing a £150 one-off energy bills rebate for households in bands A to D, registered for council tax at 1 April 2022, except where the property is empty or a second home. For information on when and how you will receive the rebate, go to £150 energy bill rebate. To download the government's leaflet, go to your council tax bill explained.

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.

To find the band of any property, go to GOV.UK: check your council tax band.

Who decides the band for a property

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) assesses properties to make sure they are in the right council tax band – Thurrock Council cannot change your valuation band.

The VOA is a UK government body. It is an executive agency of HM Revenue and Customs. 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.

You can appeal against council tax banding for your property.