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Information on number of dwellings liable for council tax, banding, discounts and exemptions for April 2023 to March 2024.

Main points

  • The total number of dwellings liable for council tax in Wales for 2023-24 is expected to rise by 7,262 or 0.5% over the previous year to 1,411,082. For calculating Revenue Support Grant, this total is equivalent to 1,271,487 band D dwellings. Gwynedd shows the highest increase of band D equivalent dwellings at 1.0%.
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf has the highest number of band A dwellings (44,995). Blaenau Gwent has the highest proportion of dwellings in band A (58%), 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 60,224 dwellings in Wales that are exempt from council tax. This represents 4.1% of all dwellings. The largest exempt category is dwellings occupied only by students at 16,886, followed by empty and unfurnished dwellings at 15,268, with 8,127 dwellings being exempt due to the death of the former occupant.
  • 11 local authorities are charging a long-term empty home premium and 9 are charging a second home premium. Most authorities no longer give any discounts to long-term empty or second homes.


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