How much Council Tax you pay

The amount of Council Tax you pay depends on the value of your property.

Each property has been valued and placed into one of eight Council Tax bands. The bands range alphabetically from band A to band H.

The valuation is based on the estimated value of the property at 1 April 1991, and does not relate to the current value of the property. This is done by the Valuation Office Agency.

Any improvements or alterations made to a property may affect its value or band, but will not be taken into consideration until the property is sold.

Council Tax band 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 and over

Check your property's band

You can find out what band your property is in by using the GOV.UK link below.

The amount of Council Tax you pay varies depending on the town or parish your property is in. For a detailed breakdown of Council Tax charges, download the document below.

Icon for pdf Total Council Tax charges 2020-21 [52.29KB]

Challenge your property's band

If you disagree with your Council Tax band, contact the Valuation Office Agency by calling 03000 501501 or by email to ctwest@voa.gov.uk.

The GOV.UK website offers guidance on challenging your Council Tax band.

You must continue to pay your Council Tax while you are challenging your Council Tax band.

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