Council Tax rates for 2018-19
|Valuation band||Property value on 1 April 1991||Council Tax amount|
|A||£40,000 or less||£1165.91|
|B||£40,001 to £52,000||£1360.24|
|C||£52,001 to £68,000||£1554.55|
|D||£68,001 to £88,000||£1748.89|
|E||£88,001 to £120,000||£2137.52|
|F||£120,001 to £160,000||£2526.16|
|G||£160,001 to £320,000||£2914.80|
|H||£320,001 or more||£3497.76|
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 work out what their value would have been in 1991.
If you think your property is in the wrong valuation band there is a right of appeal.
Setting the Council Tax charges
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 Greater Manchester Police and Fire services.
Extra Council Tax is charged for properties which have been empty and unfurnished for 2 years or more. This premium has been set at 150% of the full Council Tax charge for a property.
Details of previous year's Council Tax charges can be found in the downloads section at the bottom of this page.
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 2018-19 is made up of two amounts:
- the adult social care precept for 2017-18; 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 the 'Your Council Tax explained 2018-19 leaflet' in the downloads section at the bottom of this page.