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Where Council Tax goes

Here is a detailed breakdown of how your Council Tax helps deliver services in Neath Port Talbot. This is based on a Band D charge which is £1,871.76.

The Band D Council Tax charge is used as a reference point to set Council Tax for all other bands. Around 51,000 properties in Neath Port Talbot (79%), are in bands A, B and C. This means that the average Council Tax for the county borough is £1,595.52.

Council Tax support

The council has a Council Tax Support Scheme which helps eligible households reduce their bills.

If you are on a low income or getting benefits including Universal Credit, you may be entitled to Council Tax Support.

Council Tax Support is applied to your Council Tax account and will reduce your bill. Find more information on Help to reduce your bill.

Out of a total of 67,146 households in Neath Port Talbot, 15,500 already receive Council Tax Support. Out of the 15,500:

  • 10,850 pay no Council Tax
  • the remaining 4,650 only pay a partial amount

Council Tax Support is means-tested. This means those who need it most receive it.

Where Council Tax goes