How Council Tax is calculated and spent

Council Tax increases

In 2022 there will be an increase in Council Tax of just 1.99%, less than in previous years.

This means an increase of less than £4.10 a year, or 8p a week, for the majority of residents in the borough who live in a Band D property or below. Households in tax bands A, B and C will pay an average of just 3p per week extra.

Energy bills rebate

The Government is providing a £150 one-off Energy Bills Rebate for most households in Council Tax bands A-D. This is to help towards the rising costs of energy prices. Borough residents will receive the rebate directly from us from April. This does not need to be repaid.

Current Council Tax charges

The amount you pay each year depends on your property’s valuation band. The lower the band you are in, the less you will pay. This is also affected by the parish you live in, as the amount each parish council charges differs.

View current Council Tax charges