How much do I need to pay?
It depends on your property band, decided by The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) who value all domestic properties in England and Wales, and place properties in one of nine bands. The VOA is an independent agency and not part of the Council.
The VOA have calculated your valuation band based on property prices as at 1st April 2003. This is known as the ‘valuation date’. The set date ensures that all properties are assessed as at a fixed point in time, ensuring a fairer system for everyone.
The VOA takes account of the size, age, character and locality of your property and sales data from around the valuation date to arrive at the correct valuation band. If your property was built after the 1st April 2003 the VOA will band your property according to what the value would have been on that date, using comparable sales data.
Each property band has a range of values and the amount you actually pay is dependant on the band into which your property has been placed. These bands range from ‘A to I’ with ‘A’ being the lowest charge, up to ‘I’ being the highest charge made. The property bands and values for Wales are shown in the table below.
|Band||Range of values|
|B||£44,001 - £65,000|
|C||£65,001 - £91,000|
|D||£91,001 - £123,000|
|E||£123,001 - £162,000|
|F||£162,001 - £223,000|
|G||£223,001 - £324,000|
|H||£324,001 - £424,000|
|I||£424,001 and over|
If you feel your property has been incorrectly banded, or want more info on how your property is valued, visit the Valuation Office Agency website (external link).
Council Tax Band Charges 2020/2021
|2019/20 Gross Expenditure £||Service||2020/21 Gross Expenditure £|
|46,847,216||Environment and Technical||49,052,534|
|59,032,642||Housing and Economy||51,728,427|
|120,208,645||Education & Early Intervention (Including Schools)||130,383,351|
|28,327,551||Corporate, Central and Other Services||27,594,347|
|334,489,302||Total All Services||346,350,155|
|334,748,952||Total Council Fund||346,609,805|
|55,127,000||Housing Revenue Account||55,035,000|
|389,875,952||Total Gross Expenditure||401,644,805|
|2019/20 Income £||Where the money comes from||2020/21 Income £|
|97,895,661||Fees, charges and grants||96,364,934|
|175,251,933||Welsh Government Funding||184,295,758|
|61,601,358||What is left to be paid by Council Tax||65,949,113|
|119,254||Less amount raised in special expenses||120,279|
|61,482,104||Amount raised by general Council Tax||65,828,834|
|53,421||Divided by: Tax base (Band D equivalent)||53,475|
|1,150.90||General charge at Band D||1,231.02|