Council Tax

On 3 February 2022, the government announced an energy bills rebate to help with the cost of living. This includes a £150 council tax rebate for households in bands A to D.

Households urged to get ready for £150 council tax rebate - Households across England are being urged to set up direct debits with their local council to receive a council tax rebate that will help millions of families manage costs of living. People who pay council tax by direct debit, which is a safe, simple and quick way to pay will see the cash go directly into their bank accounts from April. Those who do not pay by direct debit will be contacted by their council and invited to make a claim.

Go to our Energy Rebate page for further information.

An extra £144 million will also be given to councils to provide discretionary support to vulnerable households who may not qualify for the £150 council tax rebate. This includes people on low incomes in council tax bands E to H. The council tax rebate is part of a £9.1 billon government support package, which from October, includes a further reduction of £200 on energy bills for domestic electricity customers.

The £200 reduction will help people manage the increase in energy bills by spreading the increased costs over a few years, so they are more manageable for households. It will be automatically recovered from people’s bills in equal £40 instalments over 5 years, beginning in 2023, when global wholesale gas prices are expected to come down.

The Warm Home Discount will be expanded so nearly 3 million low-income households will benefit from a £150 discount.

Householders can find their council tax banding via Check your Council Tax band.

Full details can be found on the Government's website here.

Council tax breakdown

Council Tax is a way for local councils to raise money to pay for services such as education, social services, libraries, refuse collection, street lighting and leisure. We collect Council Tax but only retain 10% of it, the rest is distributed as per the table below.

If you have your reference number, you can perform an online Council Tax Balance Enquiry to check your balance.

To register for Council Tax or if you have any questions, please contact:
The Council Tax Team. Tel: 
01827 709530. Email: counciltax@tamworth.gov.uk

Council Tax Bands 2022/23 and where the money goes

Band Tamworth
Borough Council
Staffordshire Commissioner 
Fire and Rescue

Staffordshire Commissioner 
Police and Crime

Staffordshire 
County Council
Total
A £127.93 £53.57

£165.71

£934.20

£1,281.41

B

£149.25

£62.49

£193.33

£1,089.90

£1,494.97

C

£170.57

£71.42

£220.95

£1,245.60

£1,708.54

D

£191.89

£80.35

£248.57

£1,401.30

£1,922.11

E

£234.53

£98.21

£303.81

£1,712.70

£2,349.25

F

£277.17

£116.06

£359.05

£2,024.10

£2,776.38

G

£319.82

£133.92

£414.28

£2,335.50

£3,203.52
H £383.78

£160.70

£497.14

£2,802.60

£3,844.22

%  10%  4% 13% 73%  100%

How is Council Tax calculated?

Council Tax is based on a property's value. All homes - including flats - are subject to Council Tax; rented and owner occupied and whether they are lived in or not. Each property receives one Council Tax bill. The bill can be reduced for people living on their own and for some people with disabilities. More about Council Tax discounts.

The actual amount of Council Tax you pay depends on which Council Tax Band your property is in as shown in the table above. More than 90% of people in Tamworth pay less than the Band E charge. 

Financial information and useful links

Data Protection - We have 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 or protect public funds. If you wish to know more about the information about you or the way we use it please email: foimailbox@tamworth.gov.uk


Important information about council tax band checks

A number of council tax payers have received a letter from companies providing a "no win, no fee" service regarding reducing residents council tax band. The company will charge the individual 30% of any reduction they receive.

Tamworth Borough Council strongly advises customers who want to check their banding to contact the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). It is responsible for assessing and reviewing council tax bands on all domestic properties. There is no charge for this service. If after investigating the VOA agrees, the band will be changed. However the band could go up as well as down. Please visit the VOA website or Tel: 03000 501501 or by post: Blackburn House, Old Hall Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3BS.

If you disagree with your property's Valuation Band, you can appeal in writing to the Valuation Office.

Your appeal should be sent to the following address and NOT the Council: The Listing Officer, Council Tax West, Valuation Office Agency, Overline House, Blechynden Terrace, Southampton. SO15 1GW

You may also appeal if you consider that you are not liable to pay Council Tax, for example, because you are not the resident or owner, or because your property is exempt, or that the Council has made a mistake in calculating your bill. If you wish to appeal on these grounds you must firstly notify the Council Tax Team in writing so that we have the opportunity to reconsider the case.

Making an appeal does not allow you to withhold payment of tax owing in the meantime. If your appeal is successful you will be entitled to a refund of any overpaid tax. Further details of the appeal procedures (including the role of Valuation Tribunals) can be obtained from the Council Tax Team.