Council tax bands

Bands Charges 2022 to 2023

The GOV.UK helps you find out which band your home is in. Just put your postcode into their online tool to find the band for your home. Then come back here to see the charges for that band.

The Council Tax for 2022 to 2023 was agreed at the Full Council meeting on 1st March 2022. These charges show the full charge. If you get a Council Tax discount or reduction, these will show on your bill.

A council tax increase of 1.99% has been agreed to help the borough meet the financial pressures of looking after our most vulnerable adults and children, as well as the impact of the pandemic.

Your council tax has two elements, a part which is set by, and goes to, the GLA
(Greater London Authority) and another part which is set by Kingston to pay for our vital services.

The total increase in the Kingston element of your council tax for 2022-23 will be 1.99% (1% social care precept, 0.99% council tax). This is equivalent to approximately £0.65 a week extra for a Band D Household.

Percentage increase 0.99% 1.00% 8.8% 3.2% 3.7% 3.2%
Council Tax band Range of Values Kingston Council (£) ASC Precept (£) GLA precept (£) Total Council Tax (Most Areas) (£) Wimbledon and Putney (£) Commons Area (£) Total Council tax (inside WPCC Area) (£)
A Up to and including £40,000 1,020.52 130.47 263.73 1,414.72 21.42 1,436.14
B £40,000 - £52,000 1,190.60 152.22 307.68 1,650.50 25.00 1,675.50
C £52,001 - £68,000 1,360.69 173.96 351.64 1,886.29 28.57 1,914.86
D £68,001 - £88,000 1,530.77 195.71 395.59 2,122.07 32.14 2,154.21
E £88,001 - £120,000 1,870.94 239.20 483.50 2,593.64 39.28 2,632.92
F £120,001 - £160,000 2,211.11 282.69 571.41 3,065.21 46.43 3,111.64
G £160,001 - £320,000 2,551.29 326.18 659.32 3,536.79 53.56 3,590.35
H More than - £320,000 3,061.55 391.41 791.18 4,244.14 64.28 4,308.42

NOTE: The Adult Social Care precept (£195.71 for band D) combines the amount charged in 2016-17 (£27.59), 2017-18 (£42.22), 2018-19 (£0), 2019-20 (£29.55), 2020-21 (£31.02), 2021-22 (£48.39) & 2022-23 (£16.94)

What is the Adult Social Care precept?

In 2015 the Government created the Adult Social Care precept, which allowed councils who provide social care to adults to increase their share of council tax by up to an extra 2%. For 2022-23, this has been changed to 1%.

The Government has said that this precept must be shown as a separate charge on all council tax bills. The income generated from this charge is ring-fenced, meaning it can only be used for Adult Social Care services.

Adult Social Care services support some of the most vulnerable members of our communities, largely supporting those in old age and adults with disabilities. The Adult Social Care precept has had to be shown as a cumulative figure on the council tax bill since it was introduced. The % increase allowed for 2022-23 is 1% of Kingston’s 2021-22 total council tax bill (not including the GLA precept). 

The £16.94 is then added to the previous years cumulative amounts for ASC:

  • 2016-17 (£27.59)
  • 2017-18 (£42.22), cumulative total £69.81
  • 2018-19 (£0), cumulative total £69.81
  • 2019-20 (£29.55), cumulative total £99.36
  • 2020-21 (£31.02), cumulative total £130.38
  • 2021-22 (£48.39), cumulative total £178.77
  • 2022-23 (£16.94), cumulative total £195.71

Although the amount on the bill shows a change from £178.77 to £195.71 (a change of £16.94) and what appears to be 9.5%, the actual increase is only 1%, or £16.94. These values need to be adjusted for the other bands accordingly.
The Secretary of State made an offer to adult social care authorities. (“Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)

The offer was the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting its expenditure on adult social care from the financial year 2016-17. It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons.”.

Appealing against your band

Valuation bands are based on how much a property was worth on 1 April 1991. The Valuation Office Agency is responsible for setting the Council Tax bands.

If you think your property is in the wrong band you can challenge your council tax band.

Liability appeals

You can also appeal if you think you should not be liable to pay Council Tax. This may be because:

  • you are not the resident or the owner

  • your property should be exempt

  • you think we have made a mistake calculating your bill

If you wish to appeal on these grounds please notify us in writing so that we can reconsider the case. Please explain why you believe you have been charged the wrong amount of Council Tax and provide evidence where possible to support your appeal. If your appeal is successful we will refund you any overpaid Council Tax.

If you make an appeal and you are still not satisfied with our decision (or you are not notified of a decision within 2 months of making your appeal) you can then appeal further to a Valuation Tribunal.

You can appeal directly to the Tribunal against the imposition of a penalty without first having to contact the Council.

Last Modified: 15/03/2022 12:39:23

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