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Council Tax levels

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  • Release date: 24 March 2016
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: March 2017
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 2016-17 is £1,374. This includes £1,127 for county councils, £216 for police and £30 for community councils. Band D figures for billing authorities, including police elements, vary from £1,071 in Pembrokeshire to £1,695 in Blaenau Gwent.
  • County council increases in band D council tax for 2016-17 average £41 or 3.7% over the previous year. Police increases average £6 or 2.8%. These increases combine to produce an average band D rise of £47 or 3.5%.
  • South Wales Police and Gwent Police have the largest band D increases of 4.0%. Dyfed Powys Police have frozen their band D council tax.
  • Conwy has the largest overall band D percentage increase of 4.4%.  Caerphilly has the smallest overall band D percentage increase of 1.5%.
  • In England, the estimated Band D percentage increase is 3.1%.
  • Welsh average band D council tax is 90% of the latest estimated figure of £1,530 for England.


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