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. Pay your Council Tax

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

  3. 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

  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. Qualifying for a Blue Badge
  5. Traffic signs manual
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News and communications

  1. Audit quality of councils will face examination in new independent review
  2. How local and national government can work together to improve health and care
  3. EU Exit Local Government Delivery Board: June 2019 update
  4. The Communities Secretary's speech at the LGA Conference 2019
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Research and statistics

  1. Prison release protocol guidance: research report
  2. Local government financial statistics England 2019
  3. Live tables on local government finance
  4. Collection rates for Council Tax and non-domestic rates in England, 2018 to 2019
  5. Local authority capital expenditure and financing in England: 2019 to 2020 individual local authority data forecast
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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. Business rate retention and non-domestic rates 2018 to 2019
  5. Brexit and local government: response to the HCLG Select Committee report
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Universal Credit Local Housing Allowance rates
  2. Twenty-second meeting of the Libraries Taskforce
  3. Traffic Commissioners: annual report 2017 to 2018
  4. Traffic Commissioners: salaries, April 2015 to March 2016
  5. Traffic Commissioners: register of interests April 2017 to March 2018
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