Property valuation bands
Most domestic properties, owned or rented, have a Council Tax band. Your home has been allocated one of eight bands according to its market value at 1 April 1991. Your bill states which band applies to your home.
The price of your home today is not a good guide as to what your band should be.
Your bill states which band applies to your home. Generally, the higher the value of your home, the more likely it will fall into a higher band and the more you will pay.
The Council Tax applied to a Band D property is used to define the basic rate of Council Tax.
Council Tax by band for 2018 to 2019
Surrey County Council
Surrey County Council - Adult Social Care
Office of Police and Crime Commissioner
Woking Borough Council
Total Council Tax
£40,000 or less
£40,001 to £52,000
£52,001 to £68,000
£68,001 to £88,000
£88,001 to £120,000
£120,001 to £160,000
£160,001 to £320,000
£320,001 or more
Changes for 2018 to 2019
- Surrey County Council's precept increased by 6% overall. This was made up of a 3% increase on the basic figure and a 3% increase for Adult Social Care.
- The Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner's precept increased by 5.3%.
- Woking Borough Council's precept increased by 3%.
For more detailed information see:
- Council Tax increase 2018 to 2019
- Woking Borough Council finance factsheet 2018 to 2019
- Surrey County Council
- Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner
Adult social care authorities
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has made an offer to adult social care authorities. (‘Adult social care authorities’ are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)
The offer is the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional ‘precept’ on its Council Tax for financial years from the financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual approval of the House of Commons, the Secretary of State intends to offer the option of charging this ‘precept’ at an appropriate level in each financial year up to and including the financial year 2019 to 2020.
For adult social care authorities, Council Tax demand notices show two percentage changes. One for the part of the overall change attributable to the Adult Social Care precept and one for the part attributable to general expenditure.
Surrey County Council is our 'adult social care authority'.