The Council Tax is a way of raising money to pay for the
services provided by a local council. These include for example
services like education, social services, libraries, refuse
collection, street lighting and leisure.
The Council Tax is based on the value of a property. All homes
are subject to the Council Tax. These include flats and houses
whether rented or owned and whether lived in or not. There is one
Council Tax bill for each domestic property. The bill can be
reduced for people who live on their own and for some people with
Council Tax Bands 2013/14 and where it
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Financial Information showing how your council tax is spent can
be found in the links to the right. If you wish to have a paper
copy of these documents please contact the Revenues Team on 01827
The actual amount of Council Tax you pay will depend on which
Council Tax band your property is in. Over 90% of people
in Tamworth pay less than the Band E charge. Any
discounts or reductions you are entitled to receive may reduce your
If you have any questions regarding Council Tax, please
The Council Tax Team, Tamworth Borough Council, Marmion House,
Lichfield Street, Tamworth, Staffs, B79 7BZ
Telephone: 01827 709530
There have been a number of calls received from council tax
payers who have received a letter from a company providing a "no
win, no fee" service regarding property bandings.
Randall & Vickers have been in touch with residents across
the borough claiming they could help them to get their council tax
band reduced. The company will charge the individual 30%
of any reduction they receive.
Tamworth Borough Council strongly advises customers who want to
check if their banding is correct to contact the Valuation Office
Agency (VOA). They are responsible for assessing the council tax
bands on all domestic properties and will be able to review your
band. There is no charge for this service.
All people need to do is contact the VOA and explain why they
think their current band is wrong. If after investigating the VOA
agrees, the band will be changed, however the band could go up as
well as down. You can visit the VOA web site for more details or
telephone them on 03000 501501, or by post to Blackburn House, Old
Hall Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3BS.
Council Tax Referendums
The Localism Act 2011 gained royal assent
on 15 November 2011.
Each financial year, the government proposes a limit to how much
council tax could go up by. This would be determined by the
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and have to
be approved by the House of Commons. If a council wanted to raise
taxes above this limit, it would have to hold a referendum and get
agreement to the rise from local people.
In respect of 2013/14 financial year, the
Secretary of State has set a limit of 2.0%. Tamworth Borough
Council has a 1.97% increase for 2013/14.
Tamworth Borough Council has a duty to protect public funds and
we may need to check your Council Tax information with other
information we hold. We may also exchange information with other
agencies, councils, government departments or bodies administering
public funds to:
- make sure the information is accurate
- detect crime
- protect public funds
If you wish to know more about the information about you or the
way we use it please write to the information officer at Tamworth
Borough Council or e-mail email@example.com