What is Council Tax?


Council Tax is just a yearly fee that your local council charges you. You usually pay it over 10 monthly instalments and if you live alone, earn a low income or if you’re a student, you might be able to get a little discount.

So What’s Council Tax Used For?

Council Tax helps your local council pay for the local services that we use every day. We’re talking about:

  • Police and fire services
  • Rubbish collection
  • Librarys and education services
  • Street lighting and shared spaces like parks

How Much Council Tax Do I Have to Pay?

Where you live has the biggest impact on how much Council Tax you pay.

What’s important is not only the area you live in but also the valuation of the house that you live in. The more valuable the house, the more Council Tax you pay. Simple!

Your personal circumstances also have an impact on how much Council Tax you pay, you might be able to get a discount.

You just need to check with your Local Authority to find out how much Council Tax you need to pay.

Now to find your Local Authority, just click one of the links below:

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