New Council Tax Bill 2023

First Published: 27/02/2023

New Council Tax Bill 2023

Council Tax

  • What it is
  • What it costs
  • How to save money

What is Council Tax?

Council Tax is an annual fee you pay to your local council. The cost is set by your council and goes towards funding local services.

How much does it cost?

The amount of Council Tax you pay depends on the value of your home and where you live.
Find your local council and how much you need to pay using the links here.

Can I reduce my payments?

You might be able to get a reduction on your Council Tax if you are:

  • On a low income.
  • A student or you live with students.
  • Live alone or are the only adult in your home.
  • Get certain benefits, such as Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit.
  • Or someone you live with has a disability and as a result needs to live in a larger home.
  • Severely mentally impaired or living with someone who is.
  • Live in certain counties in England and Wales and are a care leaver.
  • A member of the armed forces, depending on your circumstances.
  • Moved into a care home or hospital.
  • In prison – unless you’re serving a prison sentence for failing to pay Council Tax

Most councils allow you to choose to spread your Council Tax payments over 12 months instead of the usual ten. Just ask your council if they offer this option. Making the same payment every month might make it easier for you to budget.  If you pay in 10 instalments you won’t pay any in February and March.

For further help and assistance contact our Johnnie Johnson Housing Money Advice Team on

Useful links:

JJH Money Advice Team
National Debtline
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