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Council Tax Bands

We often receive enquiries about Council Tax bands.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive on this subject.


Why is my house placed in a particular Council Tax band?

The Government’ Valuation Office (VOA) has placed all homes in one of eight broad valuation bands. The figures for Ashfield District Council are set out below.

Band No of homes

A

Up to £40,000

29,758

B

£40,000 to £52,000

11,298

C

£52,001 to £68,000

8,802

D

£68,001 to £88,000

3,965

E

£88,001 to £120,000

1,386

F

£120,001 to £160,000

477

G

£160,001 to £320,000

122

H

Over £320,001

24
Total no of dwellings

55,832


The market value range is important, as this decides which Council Tax band applies.

These ranges are fixed by the Government and have not changed since the start of Council Tax in 1993.

In fact the valuations are based on 1991 prices. Ashfield District Council is not responsible for the valuations. This is done by the VOA.


What do others pay in Council Tax?

To work out the Council Tax for a home we multiply the amount due for a property in band D by the relevant fraction shown below. We then round the figure to the nearest penny.

B C D E F G H
6/9 7/9 8/9 1 11/9 13/9 15/9 2


Can I appeal against my Council Tax Band?

Existing occupiers may need to show that there has been a material change to the dwelling or the physical state of the locality.

New occupiers have six months from moving in to lodge an appeal.


Appeals against Council Tax Bands are to the VOA:

Valuation Office Agency, Council Tax East, Ground Floor, Ferrers House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham NG2 1AB.

Tel: 03000 501501


Making an appeal does not allow you to stop payment.  If an appeal is successful you will be entitled to a refund of any overpayment.