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Where Council Tax Goes

Council tax for the year 2022/23 is £1,660.02 based on a Band D property 

79% of homes in Neath Port Talbot are in Bands A, B or C and will pay less. The average council tax in Neath Port Talbot is £1,417.69. This doesn't include the funding we collect on behalf of the police and community councils.


Frequently asked questions about council tax


How council tax contributes to the council’s budget

The money raised from Council Tax together with Government grants is used to pay for hundreds of local services. 

Revenue Budget Information

What is Council Tax?

Council Tax is the current form of local taxation for domestic properties which local authorities use to raise money to pay for around 24% of the cost of local services such as Education, Social Services, Refuse Collection and so on.

Council Tax is a property tax with a personal element. The property element is based on the property's valuation band (see Valuation bands). The personal element takes into account the number of people aged over 18 living in a property, and allows for a discount to be granted in some circumstances.