How much council tax you must pay

Council tax and benefits online – 28 January

From 12:05am to 1pm, Saturday 28 January, due to essential maintenance work our online services for benefits and managing council tax accounts will not be available. Please do not try to use these services during this time – we apologise for any inconvenience. You can still make council tax payments online or by phone during this time.

Council tax bills

You usually get one bill a year for each property. The person living in the property normally pays the bill.

Use our online My Account services to:

  • get your bills electronically
  • check your payment amounts
  • check your payment dates
  • check the household details that we use to work out your bill
  • set up a direct debit

Login to My Account below. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

My Account – council tax

How much you pay

The amount you pay depends on the valuation band given for your property.

Valuation band Council tax 2022/23 Council tax 2021/22
Band A £1,156.74 £1,121.16
Band B £1,349.53 £1,308.02
Band C £1,542.32 £1,494.88
Band D £1,735.11 £1,681.74
Band E £2,120.69 £2,055.46
Band F £2,506.27 £2,429.18
Band G £2,891.85 £2,802.90
Band H £3,470.22 £3,363.48

The overall increase for 2022/23 is 3.17%.

The share that goes towards council services has increased by less than 3%, of which 1% is allowed by the government to help pay for adult social care, and the rest will go towards children's social care.

There is an increase of less than 4.8% on the share that goes towards policing and community safety, and an increase of less than 1.95% on the share that goes towards fire and rescue services.

You may be entitled to council tax discounts, exemptions or council tax support depending on your circumstances.

Paying your bill

Direct debit is the fastest and easiest way to pay your council tax bill.

You can pay your council tax online by credit or debit card.

Pay your council tax