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Information on number of dwellings liable for council tax, banding, discounts and exemptions for April 2024 to March 2025.

Main points

  • The total number of dwellings liable for council tax in Wales for 2024-25 is expected to rise by 5,766 or 0.4% over the previous year to 1,416,847. For calculating Revenue Support Grant, this total is equivalent to 1,275,829 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 (45,046). Blaenau Gwent has the highest proportion of dwellings in band A (58%), Monmouthshire has the lowest (1%).
  • 36% of dwellings in Wales receive a 25% discount, generally due to being occupied by only one person liable for council tax.
  • There are 64,309 dwellings in Wales that are exempt from council tax. This represents 4.3% of all dwellings. The largest exempt category is dwellings occupied only by students at 19,641, followed by empty and unfurnished dwellings at 14,311, with 9,183 dwellings being exempt due to the death of the former occupant.
  • 17 local authorities are charging a long-term empty home premium and 15 are charging a second home premium. Most authorities no longer give discounts to long-term empty or second homes.
  • The number of second homes chargeable for council tax is expected to decrease by 2,240 or 9.3%


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