Council tax

Council tax is set by councils to help pay for local services such as refuse collection, schools and libraries. It is a property-based charge with one bill for each household. The amount payable depends on the band the property is placed into by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

Council tax guide 

A guide to what your council tax pays for.

Help paying your council tax bill

Council tax support is a discount that helps people on low income to pay their council tax. To see if you are eligible please complete a new claim form.

Annexe discount - new for 2014

From 1 April 2014 annexes used by the occupier of the main house as part of the main home, or annexes occupied by a relative of the person living in the main house will be entitled to a 50 per cent reduction in the council tax payable on the annexe. Find out if you qualify.