Services

  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. 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

  3. Pay your Council Tax

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

  4. 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

  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. The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England
  5. Abandoned vehicles: local authority responsibilities
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News and communications

  1. Around 900,000 could receive increased Housing Benefit from April
  2. Local Government Minister’s speech at the LGA’s local government finance conference 2020
  3. Queen's Speech: Delivering fairer, more affordable homes for buyers and renters
  4. Bellwin scheme activated to support local communities in Herefordshire affected by flooding
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Research and statistics

  1. Local authority capital expenditure and receipts in England: 2018 to 2019 individual local authority data
  2. Live tables on local government finance
  3. Northern Ireland farm performance indicators: 2018/19
  4. National non-domestic rates collected by councils in England: 2018 to 2019
  5. Local authority revenue expenditure and financing England: 2018 to 2019 individual local authority data - outturn
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Review of local authority financial reporting and external audit: call for views
  2. Proposed merger of West Midlands pension funds
  3. Allowing joint committees and combined authorities to hold meetings by video conference
  4. Local government finance and the 2019 Spending Review: response to the select committee report
  5. Business rate retention and non-domestic rates 2018 to 2019
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. NIO Equality Six Monthly Update January - June 2019
  2. Twenty-fifth meeting of the Libraries Taskforce
  3. Data share pilot between HMRC and local authorities (T to Z)
  4. Data share pilot between HMRC and local authorities (M to S)
  5. Data share pilot between HMRC and local authorities (D to L)
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Organisations