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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics CHART: Annual percentage increase in average band D council tax, by year
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Council tax levels

Last update
March 2017 March 2017

Next update
March 2018

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Budget Requirement (BR1) data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Local authorities

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
Council tax is a charge levied on each domestic dwelling for the provision of local authority services. This includes elements for the county or county borough council, together with elements for the police authority and, if one exists, for the local community council.

In 1991, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) assessed the properties in each county or county borough area and placed each dwelling in a valuation band, ranging from A to H. Dwellings in new buildings are placed in one of the bands according to the value that such a dwelling would have been worth in 1991. The dwellings were revalued in 2003 and the bandings revised for the 2005-06 year onwards.

The bandings for Wales based on the 1991 valuation were:

A - Up to £30,000
B - £30,001 to £39,000
C - £39,001 to £51,000
D - £51,001 to £66,000
E - £66,001 to £90,000
F - £90,001 to £120,000
G - £120,001 to £240,000
H - £240,001 - No upper limit

The bandings for Wales based on the 2003 valuation are:

A - under £44,000
B - £44,001 to £65,000
C - £65,001 to £91,000
D - £91,001 to £123,000
E - £123,001 to £162,000
F - £162,001 to £223,000
G - £223,001 to £324,000
H - £324,001 to £424,000
I - £424,001 and above

Data collection and calculation
The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Data are shown for each financial year from 1996-97 onwards.

Statistical quality
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Local Government Finance, council tax band