The amount of Council Tax you pay is based on the value of the property you live in. Each property is placed in one of eight bands and these reflect what a home might have sold for in April 1991.
Even if the property you live in was built recently, its band is based on an estimation of what its value would have been in 1991.
Each property has been valued by the Valuation Office Agency, which is part of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Brent Council does not set your Council Tax band, but it does set the rate that you have to pay.
Council Tax bands and rates
The table shows the Council Tax bands and rates for 2023 - 24.
|Valuation band||Value of property||Amount of Council Tax 2023-24|
|A||Up to £40,000||£1,282.97|
|B||£40,001 - 52,000||£1,496.79|
|C||£52,001 - 68,000||£1,710.62|
|D||£68,001 - 88,000||£1,924.45|
|E||£88,001 - 120,000||£2,352.11|
|F||£120,001 - 160,000||£2,779.76|
|G||£160,001 - 320,000||£3,207.42|
|H||£320,001 and over||£3,848.90|
The charges include those raised by Brent Council and (GLA) Greater London Authority. View more information on the council’s budget.
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) allocates a band to every property based on its value on 1 April 1991. Even if you live in a new property, the VOA will work out the band based on what the property value would have been in 1991. Their website has more information on how Council Tax bands are assessed.