Council Tax is a local taxation system used in England, Scotland and Wales. It is a tax on domestic property which was introduced in 1993 by the Local Government Finance Act 1992, replacing the Community Charge (popularly known as the Poll Tax).
Each property in the borough is assigned one of eight bands (A to H) based on property value, and the tax is set as a fixed amount for each band. Some property is exempt from the tax, some people are exempt from the tax, while some get a discount.
For more information on council tax exemptions and paying your council tax, please see the tabs to the right.