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. Pay your Council Tax

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

  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. 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. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government
  2. Start paying Council Tax
  3. Check if your retail, hospitality or leisure business is eligible for business rates relief due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  4. How domestic properties are assessed for Council Tax bands
  5. Council tax: COVID-19 hardship fund 2020 to 2021 - guidance
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News and communications

  1. Comprehensive new funding package for councils to help address coronavirus pressures and cover lost income during the pandemic
  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19): ministerial direction for early payment of grants
  3. £63 million for local authorities to assist those struggling to afford food and other essentials
  4. Ministers urge councils to plan for safe re-opening of recycling centres
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Research and statistics

  1. Local authority capital expenditure and receipts in England: 2019 to 2020 provisional outturn and 2020 to 2021 forecast
  2. Local authority capital expenditure and financing in England: 2020 to 2021 individual local authority data forecast
  3. Live tables on local government finance
  4. Collection rates for Council Tax and non-domestic rates in England, 2019 to 2020
  5. Income and tax by county and region, confidence intervals
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Proposed merger of the Northumberland and Tyne and Wear pension funds
  2. Local government pension scheme: changes to the local valuation cycle and management of employer risk
  3. Review of local authority financial reporting and external audit: call for views
  4. Check, challenge, appeal: interim review of reforms to the business rates appeals system
  5. Local government finance and the 2019 Spending Review: response to the select committee report
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Schemes awarded the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund
  2. Access Fund: funding
  3. NIO Equality Six Monthly Update January - June 2019
  4. Twenty-fifth meeting of the Libraries Taskforce
  5. Data share pilot between HMRC and local authorities (T to Z)
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Organisations