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.
Council Tax for properties empty for more than 2 years
There is a higher rate of Council Tax for properties which have been empty and unfurnished for more than two years. This is to encourage their owners to bring them back into use. An extra 50% is charged on top of the full amount of Council Tax for these properties.
Setting the Council Tax charges
Council Tax charges are agreed 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 regional services in Greater Manchester.
Details of previous year's Council Tax charges can be found in the downloads section at the bottom of this page.