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Details of the levels of average band D council tax by local authority for April 2018 to March 2019.

Main points

  • Average band D council tax for Wales for 2018-19 is £1,492. This includes £1,219 for county councils, £239 for police and £34 for community councils. Band D figures for billing authorities, including police elements, vary from £1,252 in Pembrokeshire to £1,828 in Blaenau Gwent.
  • County council increases in band D council tax for 2018-19 average £60 or 5.0% over the previous year. Police increases average £12 or 5.3%. These increases combine to produce an average band D rise of £72 or 5.1%.
  • Pembrokeshire has the largest overall band D percentage increase of 11.0%.  Rhondda Cynon Taf has the smallest overall band D percentage increase of 3.8%. 
  • South Wales Police have the largest band D increase of 7.0%. North Wales Police have the smallest band D increase of 3.6%.
  • In England, the estimated band D percentage increase is 5.1%.
  • Welsh average band D council tax is 89% of the latest estimated figure of £1,672 for England.


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