What is Council Tax and how is it spent?

Most of the money for providing services to you comes from central Government and other grants. In Wyre Forest, just under £6 million is collected through Council Tax.

Wyre Forest District Council collects the Council Tax on behalf of all of the authorities shown on the pie chart below. The total amount is then split to provide the services that are part of your everyday life.

This year a Band D household in Wyre Forest will pay £1,532.97 on average to their local authorities - that's just £29.48 a week.

Wyre Forest District Council’s share of the Council Tax bill is just 13%. 
In 2014/15 residents will be paying £201.45 (for a Band D property) to the District Council for the year, which is just £3.87 per week

Pound coin pie chart showing Council tax division

View our information leaflet pdf logo(1920K) and the breakdown of where your money goespdf logo (45K).

How much do I have to pay?

Charges are applied depending on what band a property falls into. The bands are set by the Valuation Office. You can view your band and the bands of neighbouring properties on the Valuation Office website.

Charges are applied for a full financial year (1st April to 31st March).

View Council Tax amounts 2014/15 pdf logo (337Kb)

View Council Tax amounts 2013/14 pdf logo(46K)

View Council Tax amounts 2012/13 pdf logo(47K)

View Council Tax amounts 2011/12 pdf logo(71K)


Page Information
This page was last reviewed 12 March 2014 at 16:28 by Helen Ramsay.
The page is next due for review 8 September 2014.

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Scam warning

It has been brought to our attention that there have been instances of callers phoning or emailing customers to advise they are in credit with their council tax and requesting bank details or card details advising the credit will be refunded. This is a scam. Wyre Forest District Council would like to remind residents of the dangers of giving out sensitive information online or to callers.

If you have received an email, letter or phone call regarding your council tax which you suspect to be part of a scam please notify us about it by completing the form below.

More information on scams can be found the Consumer Direct website

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