You’ll need to know 3 things:
- the valuation band for your home in England and Wales and in Scotland
- how much your local council charges for that band
- whether you can get a discount or exemption from the full bill - for example, people living on their own get a 25% discount
Find out if you’re eligible and apply for a Council Tax discount.
A full Council Tax bill is based on 2 or more adults living in a household.
You may be able to challenge your Council Tax band if you think your home is in the wrong valuation band.
In England and Scotland,valuation bands are based on property values on 1 April 1991, not what a property is worth today. In Wales, valuation bands are based on property values on 1 April 2003.
You may be able to get financial help if you’re having trouble paying your bill.
Council Tax Benefit has now been replaced by Council Tax Reduction.