How Your Council Tax is Calculated

Information about Council Tax, Bands and Charges

All domestic properties in the country must pay Council Tax. This includes houses, flats, caravans and boats.

How is Council Tax Calculated?

Each property is placed in a 'band' according to its value (based on the market value of the property in 1991).

Bands range from A-H, with A being the cheapest and H being the most expensive.

To find out the band of your property please visit the Valuations Office Agency website.

The table below shows the current property banding for Council Tax and then the amount of Council Tax each band has to pay depending on where you live in the Borough.

Council Tax Property Banding 2017/2018
Band Property Value Council Tax 2017/2018
    Leigh-on-Sea Town Council Area All other parts of the Borough
A Up to £40,000 £1025.34 £994.68
B £40,001-52,000 £1196.23 £1160.46
C £52,001-68,000 £1367.12 £1326.24
D £68,001-88,000 £1538.01 £1492.02
E £88,001-120,000 £1879.79 £1823.58
F £120,001-160,000 £2221.57 £2155.14
G £160,001-320,000 £2563.35 £2486.70
H Over £320,000 £3076.02  £2984.04 

Changes in house prices mean that your home's current value may be different than it would have been in April 1991. But this does not mean that the Council Tax valuation is wrong and is, therefore, not likely to be grounds for appeal.

To find out how to appeal against your Council Tax band, please see our How to Appeal Against Your Council Tax Band page.

Page last updated: 19/06/2017