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. 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

  4. Pay your Council Tax

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

  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. EU Exit Local Government Delivery Board: January 2019 update
  2. James Brokenshire confirms funding package for local authorities in 2019 to 2020
  3. MHCLG EU Exit local information sharing
  4. Local Plan intervention: Secretary of State letters to local authorities
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Research and statistics

  1. Live tables on local government finance
  2. National non-domestic rates collected by councils in England: forecast for 2019 to 2020
  3. National non-domestic rates collected by councils in England: 2017 to 2018
  4. Local authority revenue expenditure and financing England: 2017 to 2018 individual local authority data - outturn
  5. Local authority revenue expenditure and financing England: 2017 to 2018 final outturn
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Local Government Pension Scheme: Fair Deal – strengthening pension protection
  2. Local government pension scheme: technical amendments to benefits
  3. Business rates retention reform
  4. The proposed reorganisation of local government in Northamptonshire
  5. How to reimburse bus operators for concessionary travel
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Traffic Commissioners: annual report 2017 to 2018
  2. Traffic Commissioners: register of interests, April 2015 to March 2016
  3. Deputy Traffic Commissioners: spending April 2014 to March 2015
  4. Traffic Commissioners: salaries, April 2015 to March 2016
  5. Traffic Commissioners: register of interests April 2017 to March 2018
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