Council tax rates across the country and the least expensive is Westminster!

by Nick Thompson

11:59 AM, 30th September 2020
About a month ago

Council tax rates across the country and the least expensive is Westminster!

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Council tax rates across the country and the least expensive is Westminster!

New research from Coulters Property looks at Band D council tax prices around the UK to reveal the UK’s highest paying council tax areas. Click here

It shows just how much it varies across the country with some homeowners at the top end paying £1,300 more than those at the bottom.

The Top 10 Areas Paying the Highest Council Tax

Rank Local Authority Region Band D Council Tax
1 Rutland East Midlands £2,125
2 Dorset Council South West £2,119
2 Nottingham East Midlands £2,119
4 Lewes South East £2,111
5 Newark & Sherwood East Midlands £2,100
6 Hartlepool North East £2,092
7 Wealden South East £2,091
8 Durham North East £2,071
9 West Devon South West £2,067
10 Oxford South East £2,064

Rutland, the UK’s smallest county and home to just 40,000 people, paying the highest overall, at £2,125 for a band D property, which is £307 (17%) more than the national average £1,818.

Quirks in the council tax system and calculations based on the value of your home from 1 April 1991 make the outcome differ everywhere.

The Top 10 Areas Paying the Lowest Council Tax

Rank Local Authority Region Band D Council Tax
1 Westminster London £782
2 Wandsworth London £800
2 City of London London £1,007
4 Hammersmith & Fulham London £1,124
5 Na h-Eileanan Siar Scotland £1,193
6 South Lanarkshire Scotland £1,203
7 Shetland Islands Scotland £1,206
8 Angus Scotland £1,207
9 Orkney Islands Scotland £1,208
10 North Lanarkshire Scotland £1,221

The four cheapest places for council tax were all located in London, with those in Westminster paying as little as £782 for a band D property.

The research also reveals the areas with the biggest differences (between band A and band H) in tax bands. These vary by almost £3,000.


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Whiteskifreak Surrey

22:29 PM, 14th October 2020
About 2 weeks ago

If you are a certain Dominic Cummings all that is completely irrelevant.
https://evolvepolitics.com/durham-council-just-allowed-dominic-cummings-to-dodge-30000-50000-worth-of-unpaid-council-tax/

As usual one law for the cronies, another, a harsh one, for plebs.


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