1. Check your Council Tax band

    Find out the Council Tax band for a property in England, Scotland or Wales by looking up the property's postcode online

  2. Find and check your business rates valuation

    How to check the rateable value of your business property - compare it with other properties, request changes to your valuation and challenge the business rates you've been charged

  3. Pay your Council Tax

    Pay Council Tax online or by other methods, like direct debit to your local council

  4. Council Tax

    Your Council Tax bill - how to work it out, who has to pay, discounts and exemptions for students and disabled people, second homes, empty properties, paying the bill

  5. Apply for Council Tax Reduction

    Apply to your local council for Council Tax Reduction if you're on a low income or benefits - this has replaced Council Tax Benefit

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Start paying Council Tax
  2. How domestic properties are assessed for Council Tax bands
  3. How to check and challenge your rateable value
  4. Traffic signs manual
  5. How non-domestic (business) properties are valued
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News and communications

  1. Embrace the benefits of public scrutiny, councils told
  2. Scottish Secretary visits Falkirk to discuss economic development for the area
  3. Government pledges to improve the way Council Tax debt is recovered
  4. EU Exit Local Government Delivery Board: March 2019 update
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Research and statistics

  1. Live tables on Council Tax
  2. DCMS Community Life Survey: Ad-hoc statistical releases
  3. Teenage mothers and young fathers: support framework
  4. Income and tax by county and region, confidence intervals
  5. Income and tax by borough and district or unitary authority, confidence intervals
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. The proposed reorganisation of local government in Northamptonshire
  2. Local government pension scheme: changes to the local valuation cycle and management of employer risk
  3. Decapitalisation rates for the 2021 business rates revaluation
  4. UCI Road World Championships 2019 in Harrogate: general power of competence
  5. Local Government Pension Scheme: Fair Deal – strengthening pension protection
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Twenty-second meeting of the Libraries Taskforce
  2. Traffic Commissioners: annual report 2017 to 2018
  3. Deputy Traffic Commissioners: spending April 2014 to March 2015
  4. Traffic Commissioners: register of interests April 2017 to March 2018
  5. Traffic Commissioners: salaries, April 2015 to March 2016
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