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Council tax in England, Wales and Scotland: Social Indicators page

Published Monday, November 27, 2017

Comparisons of council tax between regions and authority class.

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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.



Commons Briefing papers SN02649

Author: Lydia Jackson

Topics: Local government, Taxation

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