What is council tax?

Council tax overview

  • council tax helps pay for local services
  • there's one bill for each home, whether it's owned or rented, and we'll send you a new bill every year
  • you usually have to pay council tax if you're over 18 and the homeowner or tenant

A full council tax bill is based on at least two adults living in a property. If you're married or live with your partner you're jointly responsible for paying the bill.

You may not have to pay the full council tax depending on your circumstances for example, if you're living alone, are a full-time student or if you have a disability.

Link to GOV.UK How council tax works