How much is my Council Tax?
The amount of Council Tax you have to pay depends on your property’s ‘valuation band’. These bands are set by the Valuation Office Agency based on how much your property was worth on 1 April 1991, not its current value. The lower the value of your home, the less you will normally pay.
Once you know the property band, you can find out the amount of Council Tax you have to pay (before any reductions) for the area you live in.
We can reduce your Council Tax bill by:
- Awarding a discount – your Council Tax bill assumes there are at least two adults living in your home. If only one adult lives in a property, we can reduce the Council Tax by 25%. Some people are not counted as living in a property for Council Tax purposes, so even if there is more than one adult living in your home, you could still get a discount
- Awarding an exemption – some properties are exempt from Council Tax
- Awarding Council Tax Support – for people on low incomes
- Awarding a disabled persons band reduction because a resident adult or child needs to use a wheelchair indoors or where they need a special room within the house because of their disability
One or more of these reductions may apply to your home.