National Statistics

Council Tax levels set by local authorities in England 2015 to 2016 (revised)

Revised details of the level of Council Tax set by local authorities in England.

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Council Tax levels set by local authorities in England 2015 to 2016

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Table 1: average Council Tax and % change 2006-07 to 2015-16

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Table 2: average Band D Council Tax and % change by area of authority 2011-12 to 2015-16

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Table 3: calculating Council Tax levels: England summary 2012-13 to 2015-16

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Table 4: 2015 to 2016 Council Tax (average Band D) and % change: by class of authority

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Table 5: average Band D parish precept for England

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Table 6: number and percentage of authorities reporting to be freezing or reducing council tax levels in England, by type of authority 2011-12 to 2015-16

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Table 7: 2015 to 2016 Council Tax (average Band D) and % change by individual authority

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Table 8: 2015 to 2016 area Council Tax for a dwelling occupied by 2 adults by band

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Table 9: 2015 to 2016 Council Tax requirement and chargeable dwelling figures - all authorities

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Table 10: average Band Council Tax (excluding parish precepts) 2014 to 2015, 2015 to 2016 and qualification for 2015 to 2016 freeze grant offer, by authority

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Table 11: change in relevant basic amount of Council Tax for the purposes of a referendum, by authority between 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016

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Chart A: average Band D Council Tax % change 2006-07 to 2015-16

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Chart B: number of authorities charging Band D area Council Tax in 2015-16

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Chart C: average Council Tax per dwelling by type of authority 2013-14 to 2015-16

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Chart D: percentage of authorities reporting to be freezing or reducing Council Tax levels in England, by type of authority, 2011-12 to 2015-16

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Map A: average area Band D Council Tax: 2015 to 2016

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Detail

These statistics published on 15 July 2015 have superseded those published on 25 March 2015. Minor revisions were made due to changes as a result of further scheduled validation work and the result of a referendum for one authority’s Council Tax levels.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • the average Band D Council Tax set by local authorities in England for 2015 to 2016 will be £1,484, which is an increase of £16 or 1.1% on the 2014 to 2015 figure of £1,468

  • the average Band D Council Tax will be £1,298 in London (an increase of £2 when compared with 2014 to 2015), £1,451 (+£17) in metropolitan areas, £1,518 (+£16) in unitary authority areas and £1,547 (+£21) in shire areas

  • the Council Tax requirement (excluding parish precepts) in 2015 to 2016 is £24.3 billion, or £0.75 billion higher when compared with 2014 to 2015.

  • parish precepts in 2015 to 2016 will total £409 million which is £20 million, or 5.2%, higher than in 2014 to 2015

  • in 2015 to 2016, 240 out of 421 (57%) authorities received the Council Tax freeze grant; the proportion of authorities varies by type of authority, from 16% of police authorities to 74% of London authorities

  • there will be an increase in the overall average Band D Council Tax for police and crime commissioners of 1.7%