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 2020/2021

What is my money spent on?
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
80,073,248 Social Services 87,591,496
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
259,650 Discretionary Relief 259,650
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
Where does the money come from?
2019/20 Income £ Where the money comes from 2020/21 Income £ 
97,895,661 Fees, charges and grants 96,364,934
55,127,000 Housing Rents 55,035,000
175,251,933 Welsh Government Funding 184,295,758
328,274,594 Total Income 335,695,692
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