Comparisons of council tax between regions and authority class.Jump to full report >>
To compare year-on-year increases, council taxes are expressed in terms of the average Band D council tax for a 2 adult dwelling. This ensures a like-for-like comparison is being made as the mix of dwellings by value will differ from one authority to another.
The average Band D council tax in the North East (£1,708) is higher than in any other English region in 2017/18, while London has the lowest rate (£1,359).
Weymouth and Portland Council is the billing authority with the highest average 2017/18 Band D council tax bill (£1,891) in Great Britain. East Dorset is the next highest at £1,861.
Wandsworth and Westminster local authorities have the lowest Band D council tax bills (£688 and £700 respectively).
Council tax levels in Scotland have been frozen since 2007/08. The freeze was lifted in April 2017 and average Band D council tax rose 2.1% across Scotland.