Council Tax rates for 2016-17 and 2017-18

 The amount of your Council Tax depends on the value of your property. 

Council Tax amounts for 2016-17
Valuation bandProperty value on 1 April 1991Council Tax amount
A£40,000 or less£1047.52
B£40,001 to £52,000£1222.10
C£52,001 to £68,000£1396.69
D£68,001 to £88,000£1571.29
E£88,001 to £120,000£1920.47
F£120,001 to £160,000£2269.64
G£160,001 to £320,000£2618.81
H£320,001 or more£3142.58

From 1 April 2017 the Council Tax amounts will change to the following:

Council Tax amounts for 2017-18
Valuation bandProperty value on 1 April 1991Council Tax amount
A£40,000 or less£1096.26
B£40,001 to £52,000£1278.98
C£52,001 to £68,000£1461.69
D£68,001 to £88,000£1644.41
E£88,001 to £120,000£2009.83
F£120,001 to £160,000£2375.26
G£160,001 to £320,000£2740.67
H£320,001 or more£3288.81

Valuation bands

Each property is valued, and placed into one of eight bands by the Valuation Office Agency. This determines how much Council Tax you pay. The bandings relate to value of a property on the open market on 1 April 1991 and not to current property prices. For new properties the Valuation Office Agency will work out what their value would have been in 1991.

Find the valuation band for your property

If you disagree with the valuation band of your property there is a right of appeal.

Setting the Council Tax charges

The Council Tax charges are set every year, as part of the Council Budget in February. They depend on how much money is needed to pay for the services the Council provides and its contributions to the Police and Fire services.

Adult social care precept

The government allows local councils to charge up to a 3% increase on their Council Tax bills providing that the money raised is spent on supporting vulnerable adults. This is in addition to increases in Council Tax bills used to fund other council services, and the police and fire services.

The adult social care precept in 2017-18 is made up of two amounts:

  • the adult social care precept for 2016-17; plus
  • 3% of Bury Council's portion of the 2017-18 Council Tax

A full breakdown of the adult social care precept for each Council Tax band can be found on our pdf icon Information about Council Tax 2017-18 leaflet. [426kb] 

Empty property premium

We are committed to bringing empty properties back into use to provide homes for people and to improve our local communities.

A Council Tax empty property premium is charged for properties which have been empty and unfurnished for 2 years or more. The premium has been set at 150% of the full Council Tax charge for a property.

Payment plans

You can choose to pay your Council Tax in:

  • 10 monthly instalments between April and January
  • 12 monthly instalments between April and March
  • 2 half year instalments in April and October
  • 1 annual payment in April

There is the choice of three payment dates, 5th, 15th and 25th of each month. 

Your instalments and payment dates are listed on your bill. If you need to change them, please contact us.

If a bill is issued in the middle of a year, it will have the amount due split over the number of instalments remaining for the year.