The government publishes council tax levels for 2024/25 


The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has published information on council tax levels set by councils in England for the financial year 2024/25.

Data specific to local (parish and town) councils includes:

  • Parish precepts in 2024/25 will total £783 million, which is £75 million higher than in 2023/24 and 1.9% of overall council tax. 
  • The average Band D precept charged by local precepting bodies (including local councils) for 2024/25 will be £85.88, an increase of £6.74 or 8.5%. 

The statistical release also shows:

  • The average Band D council tax set by local authorities in England (including local councils) for 2024/25 is £2,171, an increase of £106 or 5.1% on the 2023/24 figure of £2,065. 
  • The overall council tax requirement is £41.2 billion, £2.5 billion higher than in 2023/24. 
  • The total tax base for setting council tax in 2024/25 is 19.0 million Band D equivalent dwellings, compared to 18.7 million Band D equivalent dwellings in 2023/24.

DLUHC will publish individual parish data for 2024/25 in May 2024.

Read the statistical release on council tax levels set by local authorities: England 2024/25

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