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Council tax in England and Wales 2008/9
Council tax bills in England and Wales are set to rise by the smallest level for 14 years, according to The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

Below is a table of all confirmed proposed charges for councils in England and Wales for the year 2008/9. The "New charge" column relates to average Band D equivalent excluding parish council and other precepts.

This can result in large differences between boroughs, as the precepts can make up the majority of the final bill.

Council tax charges 2008/9

Average Band D (England and Wales)

Council New charge () Change () Change (%)
North Dorset 97.02 4.62 5.0%
Ceredigion 825.37 39.30 5.0%
Tewkesbury 91.02 4.33 5.0%
Sevenoaks 168.39 8.01 5.0%
Tunbridge Wells 134.79 6.41 5.0%
Runnymede 126.81 6.03 5.0%
Eden 161.59 7.68 5.0%
Huntingdonshire 115.39 5.48 5.0%
Dartford 152.46 7.20 5.0%
Wakefield 1,035.49 48.87 5.0%
Charnwood 119.11 5.62 5.0%
Southend-on-Sea 1,044.57 49.27 5.0%
Leicester 1,113.74 52.53 5.0%
Tonbridge & Malling 159.50 7.52 4.9%
Trafford 1,035.25 48.73 4.9%
Wokingham 1,122.61 52.80 4.9%
Wolverhampton 1,271.87 59.57 4.9%
Teignbridge 142.29 6.65 4.9%
East Dorset 178.27 8.33 4.9%
South Cambridgeshire 107.27 5.01 4.9%
Poole 1,121.67 52.38 4.9%
Tamworth 139.28 6.50 4.9%
Worthing 203.04 9.45 4.9%
East Riding of Yorkshire 1,153.62 53.62 4.9%
Rochford 188.01 8.73 4.9%
South Somerset 142.44 6.59 4.9%
Dudley 1,057.97 48.74 4.8%
Ashford 129.20 5.86 4.8%
Leeds 1,064.37 48.21 4.7%
Chelmsford 151.92 6.84 4.7%
Shepway 228.18 10.24 4.7%
North Hertfordshire 186.41 8.03 4.5%
Exeter 114.98 4.95 4.5%
Purbeck 151.93 6.54 4.5%
Epsom & Ewell 153.10 6.59 4.5%
Vale of Glamorgan 828.45 35.64 4.5%
Salisbury 128.32 5.52 4.5%
South Hams 130.66 5.62 4.5%
South Gloucestershire 1,169.26 50.24 4.5%
Thanet 197.10 8.46 4.5%
Adur 258.34 11.08 4.5%
Mid Sussex 140.94 6.03 4.5%
Mid Devon 175.08 7.48 4.5%
Scarborough 201.13 8.48 4.4%
Waverley 152.28 6.39 4.4%
Bromley 953.33 39.60 4.3%
Barking & Dagenham 1,016.40 42.04 4.3%
Luton 1,079.17 44.29 4.3%
Oxford 246.95 10.03 4.2%
Wealden 163.63 6.60 4.2%
Harrogate 211.23 8.51 4.2%
Winchester 137.43 5.36 4.1%
Southwark 912.14 35.08 4.0%
Redditch 195.28 7.51 4.0%
Castle Point 212.40 8.10 4.0%
Pembrokeshire 638.53 24.26 3.9%
North Norfolk 130.59 4.95 3.9%
Tandridge 180.44 6.78 3.9%
Selby 149.90 5.63 3.9%
Stafford 144.32 5.42 3.9%
Spelthorne 159.80 6.00 3.9%
Gloucester 169.41 6.36 3.9%
Doncaster 1,027.50 38.57 3.9%
Milton Keynes 1,056.35 39.65 3.9%
Babergh 131.16 4.92 3.9%
North Lincolnshire 1,202.40 45.06 3.9%
Fenland 225.90 8.46 3.9%
West Dorset 120.60 4.50 3.9%
Bridgend 961.14 35.79 3.9%
Breckland 64.87 2.40 3.8%
Eastbourne 211.57 7.75 3.8%
East Cambridgeshire 125.82 4.50 3.7%
Rutland 1,360.31 47.27 3.6%
South Oxfordshire 120.24 4.07 3.5%
Cotswold 137.15 4.64 3.5%
Restormel 157.28 5.32 3.5%
Swindon 1,087.49 36.78 3.5%
Swansea 879.25 29.73 3.5%
Hastings 223.62 7.56 3.5%
Cheltenham 177.24 5.99 3.5%
Bury 1,162.75 38.23 3.4%
Isle of Wight 1,215.80 38.43 3.3%
Taunton Deane 132.62 3.87 3.0%
Berwick-upon-Tweed 179.48 5.23 3.0%
Salford 1,287.68 37.51 3.0%
North Cornwall 158.68 4.62 3.0%
South Bedfordshire 158.59 4.60 3.0%
Fareham 136.53 3.96 3.0%
Guildford 138.17 4.00 3.0%
Arun 152.91 4.41 3.0%
Ipswich 298.19 8.57 3.0%
Harrow 1,152.55 33.05 3.0%
Mole Valley 144.54 4.14 2.9%
Broadland 108.76 3.11 2.9%
Reigate & Banstead 184.69 5.28 2.9%
Wrexham 815.25 23.15 2.9%
Harlow 242.10 6.84 2.9%
Rushmoor 174.57 4.93 2.9%
Nuneaton & Bedworth 197.04 5.55 2.9%
Colchester 166.41 4.68 2.9%
North East Lincolnshire 1,208.38 32.91 2.8%
Staffordshire Moorlands 147.94 3.98 2.8%
Coventry 1,245.44 32.74 2.7%
Basingstoke & Deane 99.17 2.42 2.5%
South Shropshire 198.03 4.83 2.5%
Calderdale 1,217.63 29.68 2.5%
Stroud 177.24 4.32 2.5%
Carrick 149.91 3.60 2.5%
Tameside 1,112.38 26.24 2.4%
Cannock Chase 184.44 4.32 2.4%
Forest of Dean 155.26 3.38 2.2%
Eastleigh 133.25 2.74 2.1%
Barrow-in-Furness 193.19 3.79 2.0%
Reading 1,212.66 22.62 1.9%
North Somerset 1,100.78 20.52 1.9%
Sedgemoor 121.38 1.95 1.6%
Windsor and Maidenhead 1,017.88 7.97 0.8%
South Norfolk 129.38 0.06 0.0%
Bolton 1,152.99 0.00 0.0%
Blyth Valley 151.51 0.00 0.0%
Castle Morpeth 176.06 0.00 0.0%
North Shropshire 137.87 0.00 0.0%
Oswestry 197.99 0.00 0.0%
Three Rivers 154.21 (6.10) (3.8%)

Councils which have not yet ratified their charges have not been included, although their proposed figures have been factored into Cipfa's overall calculations.

Figures do not include precepts from other authorities (eg county council, police and fire). Unitary authorities are generally responsible for these services, so their budgets will include these.



SEE ALSO
Council tax increases kept 'low'
28 Feb 08 |  England

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