Council Tax is an annual fee paid to your local council that funds services in your area. The level of council tax you pay depends on the value of your property.

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About Council Tax

Council tax pays for services in your local area, for example:

How much you pay depends on the council tax band your property is in. It also varies by how much additional funding your council needs to raise.

On 1 April 2024, the average Band D council tax in England rose by £106 per year to £2,171 .

Normally Council Tax is paid in 10 monthly instalments (April-Jan) and two months of not making any payments.

<aside> ℹ️ If you’re not sure which Council tax band your home falls into, you can search by postcode on the tax band checker. To find your local council, use this one.


Council Tax in your area

The amount of council tax you pay depends on the area you live in, as well as the value of your home.

The following map shows the Band D council tax for each area of England, as well as the amount and percentage council tax is rising in 2024.