Council Tax Bands
Below you can find the various metropolitan boroughs for Council Tax in the North West, Housetrade will shortly be adding Greater London Council Tax Bands:
Greater Manchester Council Tax:
Lancashire Council Tax:
Cheshire Council Tax:
Derbyshire Council Tax:
There is one bill per dwelling whether it is a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat and whether it is owned or rented. Each dwelling has been allocated to one of eight bands according to its open market value at 1 April 1991. The band on your property is set by The Valuation Office Agency.
Your Council Tax bill states which band applies to your dwelling.
| Valuation Band
|| Range of Values |
|| Up to and including £40,000|
|| £40,001 - £52,000|
|| £52,001 - £68,000|
|| £68,001 - £88,000|
|| £88,001 - £120,000|
|| £120,001 - £160,000|
|| £160,001 - £320,000|
|| £320,001 or more|
How Council Tax Bands are calculated
The average Band D council tax set by local authorities in England for 2012-13 will be £1,444, (2011-12 £1,439) an increase of 0.3 per cent. In England in 2012-13, the average council tax per dwelling will be £1,201 compared with £1,196 in 2011-12, an increase of 0.4 per cent. The average Band D council tax will be £1,304 in London, £1,401 in metropolitan areas and £1,492 in shire areas. In 2012-13, 85 per cent of all authorities will benefit from the Council tax freeze grant. Parish precepts in 2012-13 will total £384 million. This represents an increase of 4.6 per cent over the 2011-12 figure of £367 million. The average Band D parish precept in 2012-13 will be £47.80, an increase of 4.2 per cent. The total tax base used for setting council taxes for 2012-13 was 18.5 million Band D equivalent dwellings. This represents an increase of 0.7 per cent over the figure of 18.4 million for 2011-12.
Council Tax base calculations
Band D is used as the basis for calculating the tax base (the number of Band D equivalent dwellings) and for year-on-year comparisons of tax levels set. However, as only a minority of dwellings in each local authority are in Band D, the average Band D council tax does not enable direct comparison to be made of the average amounts of council tax payable by people in different areas. In contrast, the average council tax per dwelling reflects the wide variation between authorities in the distribution of dwellings across bands. Although, this is a helpful measure to use when comparing the amounts payable in different areas, the calculation requires using chargeable dwellings figures that are captured some five months in advance of setting council tax levels. Variations between council tax per dwelling figures are due to a combination of local authority tax-setting decisions and the distribution of dwellings across bands within each authority's area.