Council tax increases 2023 – how much more will you pay?

Your council tax bill will go up in April - we reveal the councils that have confirmed what this year’s increase will be.

Households will face a significant increase in their council tax bill this year, with some councils reporting a hike of around 5%. 

Changes announced by chancellor Jeremy Hunt in his Autumn Budget means councils can now increase rates by up to 5% without a referendum, whereas previously they had only been allowed to raise council tax by up to 2%. 

And according to London mayor Sadiq Khan, some London councils could even hike rates to as much as 10%. In his draft budget this week, he said council tax for an average band D property will rise by £38.55 from 1 April, which is the maximum allowed by the government.

The mayor has said the increase is necessary to help fund transport, policing, and the fire brigade. The amount households pay to the Greater London Authority is going up to £434; that does not account for what they pay to their borough’s council. 

But council tax increases aren’t limited to London. Councils across the country have said increases in tax are needed to plug holes in funding. 

With inflation still high, rising interest rates adding to the cost of borrowing, and energy costs,  council tax rises will further dent household budgets. 

How much Council Tax will I pay? 

We reveal the councils that have confirmed what their expected increase is from 1 April 2023. 

Here we take a look at the councils that have confirmed or submitted plans to hike their council tax bills, and how much you can expect to pay. As soon as we know more, we will add to this list -  subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date.

Where is council tax going up? 

Region

Expected or proposed increase

Adur

1.99%

Ashford

2.9%

Barrow-in-Furness

2.84%

Bassetlaw

4.0%

Bath and North East Somerset

4.99%

Brighton and Hove

4.99%

Bedford

2.90%

Blaby

2.99%

Blackburn and Darwen

4.99%

Berkshire (region-wide)

6.76%

Bolton

6.5%

Bracknell Forest

4.99%

Bradford

4.99%

Breckland

4.7%

Bristol

5%

Buckinghamshire

4.99%

Calderdale

4.99%

Cambridge

4.99%

Canterbury

2.24%

Chelmsford

4.0%

Cheltenham

2.99%

Cheshire East

4.99%

Colchester

3.0%

Cornwall

4.99%

Coventry

5.0%

Cumberland Council 

4.99%

Dacorum

1.99%

Darlington

5.0%

Durham

5%

Dudley

4.99%

East Devon

3.3%

East Suffolk

2.81%

East Hertfordshire

3%

East Lindsey

5.42%

Eden

4.99%

Gateshead

4.99%

Gloucestershire

2.99%

Hartlepool

4.99%

Harborough

2.99%

Herefordshire

4.99%

Hertfordshire

4.99%

Hertsmere

2.99%

Horsham

2.99%

Lancaster

2.99%

Leeds

4.99%

Lincoln

2.90%

Luton

4.99%

Manchester

4.99%

Medway

5%

Merton

2%

Mole Valley

2.99%

Middlesborough

3.99%

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1.99%

Newcastle-upon-Lyme

1.99%

North East Lincolnshire

4.98%

North Tyneside

4.99%

North Somerset

4.99% 

North Yorkshire

4.99%

Norwich

2.99% 

Nottinghamshire

4.84% 

Oldham

3.99%

Oxford

4.99%

Peterborough

4.99%

Plymouth

4.99%

Portsmouth

4.99%

Redcar and Cleveland

3.99%

Rugby

2.99%

Rutland

4.99%

Ryedale

4.99%

Shropshire

2.27%

Solihull

2.99%

South Norfolk

2.99%

South Tyneside

4.95%

St Helens

5.00%

Stratford upon Avon

3.2%

Slough

4.99%

Staffordshire

4.99%

Sunderland

2.99%

Surrey Heath

5%

Suffolk

2.81%

Sussex

4.99%

Teignbridge

2.78%

Thanet

2.99%

Torbay

4.99%

Wakefield

4.99%

Walsall

2.99%

Welwyn Hatfield

2.97

West Oxfordshire

4.57%

Wiltshire

5%

Windsor and Maidenhead

4.99%

Wirral

4.99%

Worcestershire

4.94%

York

4.99%

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