Council Tax

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Council Tax Monitor

The Local Government Act 1992 requires billing authorities to complete and approve their budgets and set a council tax before 11 March each year, prior to the start of the financial year on 1 April. The deadline for precepting authorities is 1 March.

Each year, London Councils collates information on Council Tax rates set by its member authorities and publishes them in its Council Tax Monitor. Current and historic Council Tax Monitors can be found using the links on the right-hand side.

Please note that the Band D figures for some of the Boroughs may sometimes differ slightly from the figures quoted by the Boroughs, as the figures in the monitor does not include levies for garden squares or the Wimbledon & Putney Commons in the Band D averages.

Much is often made of London having the lowest Band D rates in England but, as the Institute for Fiscal Studies (2020) has pointed out, this reflects the varying distribution of properties across bands, with Band A covering the majority of properties in the North East but less than 4% across London. They also point out that average bills in London are similar to those in the rest of the country.