Council Tax

Latest news

Find out more on the latest budget position, including council tax and an explanation showing how adult social care precept is calculated.

More about Council Tax

Most people pay in monthly instalments, for 10 months. This is really easy to do by Direct Debit.

Click on the buttons below to find out what you need to know about your Council Tax.  Here are full details about how it works.

Keeping safe

Occasionally we hear of people using Council Tax as a way of trying to get money fraudulently.  We want to make you aware of some of the things we know about:

  • Receiving a telephone call from people claiming to be working for us and promising a refund of Council Tax if you give them your bank details.  We may contact you to advise you that your account is in credit and you are due a refund, you would usually be expecting this if you had recently changed your details, such as your address or applied for a discount etc. The quickest way to get a refund is to use our online form on our refunds page
  • A company charging a fee to appeal against your Council Tax band.  You do not need to pay anyone to appeal against your Council Tax band, you can do it yourself.

If you're in any doubt whether a call you receive is genuine, please just ask for the caller's name and tell them you will call them back.  Put down the phone and call us on 01757 705101.