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Council Tax

Council Tax was introduced on 1st April 1993 by the Local Government Finance Act 1992. It replaced the Community Charge and determines the way households contribute to local authority services.

The amount of the tax is set by local councils annually and charged according to valuation bands. The current council tax bands in Wales were set by the Council Tax (Valuation Bands and Lists) (Wales) Order 2003 and came into effect on 1st April 2005.