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Council Tax

For general information, contact details, relevant forms and information on how to pay your Council Tax.

Council Tax is a tax based on property but with a personal element. Properties are placed in one of eight Valuation Bands which decides the level of tax payable, but this can be reduced depending on whether a discount or exemption is applicable.

Annual Council Tax bills are issued at the end of March each year, for the financial year starting on 1 April. Where the liability for Council Tax does not cover a full financial year, for example, where a person moves into a property during the year, the amount of tax payable will be adjusted on a daily basis, by dividing the yearly amount by 365 (or 366) and multiplying the result by the number of days of liability in the financial year.

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Council Tax Reduction Council Tax Reduction has replaced Council Tax Benefit. It provides help towards paying your Council Tax Find out more about Council Tax Reduction
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Pay Council Tax Details on how you can pay your council tax. Find out more about Pay Council Tax
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Council Tax 2014/15 Details of the Council Tax charge for 2014/15 and how it's made up. Find out more about Council Tax 2014/15
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Valuation bands and appeals Find out the council tax band for your property and how to appeal if you think it's too high. Find out more about Valuation bands and appeals
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Council Tax forms A range of forms including applications for discounts and exemptions. Find out more about Council Tax forms
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Change of address For information on how to inform the Council Tax department of your move. Find out more about Change of address
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Contact Council Tax On this page you will find details of how to contact us regarding Council Tax. Find out more about Contact Council Tax
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