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Information on number of dwellings liable for council tax, banding, discounts and exemptions for April 2021 to March 2022.

Main points

  • The total number of dwellings liable for council tax in Wales for 2021-22 is expected to rise by 8,278 or 0.6% over the previous year to 1,396,860.  For calculating Revenue Support Grant, this total is equivalent to 1,259,101 band D dwellings. Vale of Glamorgan shows the highest increase of band D equivalent dwellings at 1.4%.
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf has the highest number of band A dwellings (44,658). Blaenau Gwent has the highest proportion of dwellings in band A (58%), Monmouthshire has the lowest (1%).
  • Over a third of dwellings in Wales receive a 25% discount, generally due to being occupied by only one person liable for council tax.
  • There are 57,748 dwellings in Wales that are exempt from council tax. This represents 4.0% of all dwellings. The largest exempt category is dwellings occupied only by students at 16,610, followed by empty and unfurnished dwellings at 13,758, with 7,141 dwellings being exempt due to the death of the former occupant.
  • 11 local authorities are charging a long term empty home premium and 9 are charging a second home premium. Most authorities no longer give any discounts to long term empty or second homes.

Reports

Council Tax dwellings, April 2021 to March 2022 , file type: PDF, file size: 697 KB

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