Council Tax bands
What is my Council Tax band?
The amount of Council Tax that you have to pay is determined by the 'valuation banding' that is allocated to your property.
Your Council Tax bill shows which band your property is in.
You can also find out what Council Tax band you property is in by using the postcode search on GOV.UK.
Council Tax charges 2023/2024
Once you know your Council Tax band you can use the table below to find out how much Council Tax will cost for a year.
|Band||Southampton band charge||Adult Social Care*||Police||Fire and Rescue||Total|
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How are Council Tax bands set?
The banding is assessed by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) which is part of Her Majesty's Revenues & Customs. The banding is not set by the council.
The current Council Tax bands in England have been in effect since 1993. Homes are allocated a band based on their value at 1 April 1991.
What to do if you think your Council Tax band is wrong.
*Adult Social Care funding
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government made an offer to adult social care authorities. ('Adult social care authorities' are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014). The offer was the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional "precept" on its council tax without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting its expenditure on adult social care from the financial year 2016-17. It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons.
The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities offered the option to charge an adult social care precept of up to 2.0% for 2023-24 which was approved by Parliament.
The adult social care precept is a cumulative figure of the amount charged in the years 2016-17 to 2023-24. There is a 2.0% increase in the adult social care precept for Southampton City Council for 2023-24.