Information on number of dwellings liable for council tax, banding, discounts and exemptions for April 2019 to March 2020.
This is not the latest release in the series: Council Tax dwellings
- The total number of dwellings liable for council tax in Wales for 2019-20, is expected to rise by 5,399 or 0.4% over the previous year to 1,380,571. For calculating Revenue Support Grant, this total is equivalent to 1,239,992 band D dwellings. Rhondda Cynon Taf shows the highest increase of band D equivalent dwellings at 1.6%.
- Rhondda Cynon Taf has the highest number of band A dwellings (44,336). Blaenau Gwent has the highest proportion of dwellings in band A (59%), Monmouthshire has the lowest (1%).
- Over a third of dwellings in Wales receive a 25% discount, generally due to being occupied by only one person liable for council tax.
- There are 60,004 dwellings in Wales that are exempt from council tax. This represents 4.2% of all dwellings. The largest exempt category is empty and unfurnished at 18,178, followed by student dwellings at 16,850, with 6,238 dwellings being exempt as a result of being vacant on death.
- 9 local authorities are charging a long term empty home premium and 7 are charging a second home premium. 12,807 or 50% of long term empty homes in Wales receive a 50% discount.
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