There are 326 councils in the UK which charge an annual fee for the services they provide to residents.
We decided to include a Council Tax calculation line in our forecast because of the varying changes to rates being introduced in 2022/23.
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Council tax pays for services in your local area, for example:
How much you pay depends on the council tax band your property is in. It also varies by how much additional funding your council needs to raise.
In 2022/23 Council Tax increased by an average of 3% in England and Wales, but it was as high as 5% in some boroughs.
Normally Council Tax is paid in 10 monthly instalments (April-Jan) and two months of not making any payments.
<aside> ℹ️ If you’re not sure which Council tax band your home falls into, you can search by postcode on the Gov.uk tax band checker. To find your local council, use this one.