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How much is my Council Tax?

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 2020 to 2021

Valuation bandSurrey County Council basic £Surrey County Council adult social care £Surrey County Council total £Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner £Woking Borough Council £Total Council Tax £

Changes for 2020 to 2021

  • Surrey County Council's precept increased by 4% overall. This was made up of a 2% increase on the basic figure and a 2% increase for adult social care.
  • The Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner's precept increased by 3.8%
  • Woking Borough Council's precept increased by 2.1%

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Adult social care authorities

The Secretary of State 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 without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting its expenditure on adult social care from the financial year 2016/17. It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019/20. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons. 

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'. 

Find out more about adult social care