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Check your Council Tax banding and see where your money goes

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Your Council Tax band and how it is decided

Council tax bands set out how much council tax you have to pay. The bands are set by the Valuation Office Agency, which is part of HM Revenue and Customs. You can use their online banding search to see which band your property is in. Your council tax bill also states which band applies to your property.

For more information on your Council Tax bill, please visit our Understanding your Council Tax bill page.

There are 8 bands, and they were decided based on how much homes were worth on 1 April 1991. The table below shows the different bands:

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Valuation band Range of values Proportion of Brand D Tax Payable
A Up to and including £40,000 6/9
B £40,001 to £52,000 7/9
C £52,001 to 68,000 8/9
D £68,001 to £88,000 1
E £68,001 to £120,000 11/9
F £120,001 to £160,000 13/9
G £160,001 to £320,000 15/9
H More than £320,000 2

If you think your band is not right and want to appeal your band, please contact the Valuation Office Agency.

How your Council Tax Bill is calculated

Your total bill is made up of the following (the figures below are based off an average band D property):

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Authority Amount
Cambridgeshire County Council £1336.86
Cambridgeshire County Council: Adult Social Care Precept £206.19
South Cambridgeshire District Council £165.31
Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner  £272.52
Cambridgeshire Fire Authority  £79.92
Mayoral Combined Authority  £12
Parish Council Precept Please see our Parish Council Precept document [XLSX, 49Kb] [JPG, 0.1MB]

The tables below show how the South Cambridgeshire District Council element of your Council Tax is calculated (for an average band D property):

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Category 

2022 to 2023 (£million) 

2023 to 2024 (£million)

Gross spending

£80.92m

£84.87m

Income

-£52.73m

-£54.62m

Net expenditure

£28.19m

£30.25m

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Government funding

2022 to 2023 (£million)

2023 to 2024 (£million)

 Business rates

-£11.64m

-£18.62m

 Non-ring fenced grants

-£2.81m

-£3.07m

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Internal funding

2022 to 2023 (£million)

2023 to 2024 (£million)

Use of / addition to reserves

-£3.62m

£2.67m

Council Tax requirement

£10.49m

£11.23m

Council Tax at band D

£160.31m

£165.31m

To find out how much Parish Councils in South Cambridgeshire have agreed to charge for their proportion of Council Tax please read our Parish Council Precept document. [XLSX, 49Kb] [XLSX, 49Kb]

What your Council Tax pays for

The Council Tax you pay funds a wide range of public services across the district and county area. To find out about how the money you pay is spent, please visit the following websites:

To find out more please read our Financial information page.

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