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.

How is my property valued?
Band Range of values
A Under £44,000
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 2023/2024

What is my money spent on?
2022/2023 Gross Expenditure £ Service 2023/2024 Gross Expenditure £
51,373,462 Environment and Technical 55,144,769
58,659,706 Housing and Economy 56,668,188
103,135,832 Social Care 120,385,049
143,030,421 Education & Early Intervention (Including Schools) 155,217,033
26,181,896 Corporate, Central and Other Services 19,414,714
382,381,317 Total All Services 406,829,753
259,650 Discretionary Relief 159,650
382,640,967 Total Council Fund 409,989,403
57,051,000 Housing Revenue Account 60,457,000
439,691,967 Total Gross Expenditure 467,446,403
Where does the money come from?
2022/2023 Income £ Where the money comes from 2023/2024 Income £ 
101,966,627 Fees, charges and grants 104,088,216
57,051,000 Housing Rents 60,457,000
207,059,829 Welsh Government Funding 224,621,164
366,077,456 Total Income 389,166,380
73,614,511 What is left to be paid by Council Tax 78,280,023
116,862 Less amount raised in special expenses 146,254
73,497,649 Amount raised by general Council Tax 78,133,789
53,665 Divided by: Tax base (Band D equivalent) 53,836
1,369.56 General charge at Band D 1,451.33