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Council Tax levels

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  • Release date: 23 March 2017
  • Period covered: 2017-18
  • Next update: 22 March 2018
An annual report which includes details of the levels of average band D council tax by local authority.

Key points

  • Average band D council tax for Wales for 2017-18 is £1,420. This includes £1,162 for county councils, £227 for police and £32 for community councils. Band D figures for billing authorities, including police elements, vary from £1,128 in Pembrokeshire to £1,754 in Blaenau Gwent.
  • County council increases in band D council tax for 2017-18 average £35 or 3.1% over the previous year. Police increases average £10 or 4.8%. These increases combine to produce an average band D rise of £46 or 3.3%.
  • Dyfed Powys Police have the largest band D increase of 6.9%. North Wales Police have the smallest band D increase of 3.8%.
  • Pembrokeshire has the largest overall band D percentage increase of 5.3%.  Caerphilly has the smallest overall band D percentage increase of 1.5%.
  • In England, the estimated Band D percentage increase is 4.0%.
  • Welsh average band D council tax is 89% of the latest estimated figure of £1,591 for England.


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