Council Tax bills are issued once a year, before the start of the new financial year which starts on the 1st of April. You should always receive the bill for the next financial year by the end of March. It will contain all the details about the payments you need to make to the council in the coming year. You won’t receive another bill for that financial year unless there is a change in your circumstances. If you fall behind with your payments we will send you up to 2 reminders. You should keep the bill safe and make sure you make the correct payments at the correct times – these are all shown on the bill.
To better explain your bill we’ve produced an example bill that breaks down and explains each section, so you’re aware of all the important bits.
Adult social care precept
For more information on the adult social care precept and our other 2016/17 charges and bands please visit our Council Tax charges and bands page which can be found in Related Pages.
More information on what your council tax is spent on is available on the Council Tax and Business Rates information page.