Council Tax rates for 2021-22


Council Tax in 2021-2022
Valuation bandProperty value on 1 April 1991Council Tax amount
A£40,000 or less£1333.94
B£40,001 to £52,000£1556.27
C£52,001 to £68,000£1778.59
D£68,001 to £88,000£2000.92
E£88,001 to £120,000£2445.57
F£120,001 to £160,000£2890.21
G£160,001 to £320,000£3334.86
H£320,001 or more£4001.84

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 work out what their value would have been in 1991.

Find the valuation band for your property

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. From April 2021 the Empty Property Premiums are:

  • double the full Council Tax charge for properties empty between 2 and 5 years
  • 3 times the full Council Tax charge for properties empty between 5 and 10 years 
  • 4 times the full Council Tax charge for properties empty for more than 10 years

These charges are described on your Council Tax bill as Premium of 100%, 200% and 300% respectively.

Discover how we can help if you have an empty property

Your Council Tax bill for 2021-22 

Bury Council provides schools, social services for adults and children, bin collections, street cleaning, leisure services, libraries, parks, parking and many other local services. Most of the Council Tax we collect is used to pay for these services.

On your bill there are two categories relating to the Council:

  • Bury Council - main part of the Council Tax used for all the services we provide
  • Adult Social Care - introduced in 2016 this is a portion of the Council Tax earmarked for providing social care for adults

The decision to set these amounts was taken at the Council meeting on 24 February 2021.

Part of your Council Tax is used to pay for regional services in Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester's elected Mayor is responsible for setting these amounts. All councils in the region make a similar contribution.

On your bill there are two categories relating to regional services in Greater Manchester:

  • Mayoral Police and Crime Commissioner Precept - pays towards policing in the region
  • Mayoral General Precept - most of this money goes towards providing a regional Fire and Rescue Service. This precept also includes a contribution to fund the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the functions he is responsible for.

More information about how your money funds regional services in Greater Manchester is available at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority's web site

Your bill also shows how these 4 categories have changed since last year.

Find out more about these changes are worked out

Contact for Council Tax