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).
A guide to what your council tax pays for.
Your council tax bill
You will normally receive your annual council tax bill in March. It will show the amount you have to pay and how that amount has been calculated. The bill will also set out the amount of each instalment and the dates on which each one should be paid. If you think that the bill is wrong you should contact us immediately. Unless you make other arrangements with the council you must continue to pay the amounts set out in your original bill until you are sent a revised 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.