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Chart 1: Average band D council tax - Welsh Government

Contact: Anthony Newby 030 0082 5355 ~ Enquiries from the press: 030 0089 8099 ~ Public enquiries : 030 0082 5050 Twitter: @StatisticsWales council Tax Levels in Wales: 2021-22 25 March 2021 SFR 80/2021 Average band D council tax for Wales for 2021-22 is 1,731. This includes 1,403 for county councils, 290 for police and 39 for community councils. Band D figures for billing authorities, including police and community councils, vary from 1,504 in Pembrokeshire to 2,078 in blaenau gwent . County council increases in band D council tax for 2021-22 Average 49 or over the previous year.

Blaenau Gwent y County council Police Community councils. 4 Table 2 compares the increases in average band D council tax in relation to the previous year for billing authorities, counties (including community councils) and police. Wrexham has the largest overall percentage increase of 6.4%. All other authorities have increased by at least 3.0%.

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1 Contact: Anthony Newby 030 0082 5355 ~ Enquiries from the press: 030 0089 8099 ~ Public enquiries : 030 0082 5050 Twitter: @StatisticsWales council Tax Levels in Wales: 2021-22 25 March 2021 SFR 80/2021 Average band D council tax for Wales for 2021-22 is 1,731. This includes 1,403 for county councils, 290 for police and 39 for community councils. Band D figures for billing authorities, including police and community councils, vary from 1,504 in Pembrokeshire to 2,078 in blaenau gwent . County council increases in band D council tax for 2021-22 Average 49 or over the previous year.

2 Police increases Average 15 or These increases combine to produce an Average band D rise of 64 or Wrexham has the largest overall band D percentage increase of Rhondda Cynon Taf has the smallest overall band D percentage increase of Dyfed Powys Police have the largest band D increase of North Wales Police have the smallest band D increase of In England, the estimated Band D percentage increase is Welsh Average band D council tax is 91% of the latest estimated figure of 1,895 for England. 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 2,0001993-941994-951995-961996-971997-98 1998-991999-002000-012001-022002-032003- 042004-052005-062006-072007-082008-09200 9-102010-112011-122012-132013-142014-152 015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-2 12021-22 England (a)WalesChart 1: Average band D council tax(a) England's 2021-22 figure based on estimates from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

3 About this release council tax is a tax on domestic property set by local authorities in order to collect sufficient revenue to meet their demand. It is calculated based on the council tax band assigned to each dwelling in each local authority which are each assigned to one of nine valuation bands: A to I. This release provides details of the levels of Average band D and Average per dwelling council tax in Welsh local authorities for the financial year 2021-22 and changes when compared to 2020-21. Additional information is available from the StatsWales website. In this release Breakdown of council tax 2 Changes to Average Band D council tax 4 Budget requirement 6 2 council tax can be measured in band D or in per dwelling terms.

4 Band D has historically been used as the standard for comparing council tax levels between and across local authorities. This measure is not affected by the varying distribution of properties in bands that can be found across authorities. The per dwelling calculation uses chargeable dwelling figures which gives an indication of the Average amount of council tax that is actually paid per household. Table 1 shows the Average band D and the Average per dwelling figures for council tax levels across all billing authorities. The table also shows county, community council and police elements. The Average council tax per dwelling ranges from 1,196 in Caerphilly to 2,000 in Monmouthshire.

5 Table 1: Breakdown of band D and Average per dwelling council tax in Wales, 2021-22 Of which: Average band DCounty council element (a)Community council element (b)Police authority elementAverage per dwellingIsle of Anglesey1,6971,341513061,574 Gwynedd1,8381,483493061,745 Conwy1,7371,383483061,590 Denbighshire1,7981,437553061,643 Flintshire1,7481,394483061,668 Wrexham1,6761,319523061,522 Powys1,7471,404672761,731 Ceredigion1,7251,413372761,647 Pembrokeshire1,5041,190392761,429 Carmarthenshire1,7301,362922761,496 Swansea1,7541,448172881,535 Neath Port Talbot1,9961,660482881,493 Bridgend1,9371,597532881,649 Vale of Glamorgan1,6961,357522881,767 Cardiff1,6011,31032881,602 Rhondda Cynon Taf1,8531,538272881,354 Merthyr Tydfil2,0181,72912881,396 Caerphilly1,5331,231152881,196 blaenau Gwent2,0781,768222881,348 Torfaen1.

6 7591,421492881,430 Monmouthshire1,7861,434632882,000 Newport1,5371,24272881,372 Wales average1,7311,403392901,544(b) The Average community council element across the county.(a) Gwynedd have used an updated taxbase figure when calculating their county council element compared to their police and community council elements due to a late change in council tax premium policy. 3 Chart 2 shows the differences in Average council tax per dwelling by billing authority compared with the Wales Average in 2021-22. Caerphilly's Average council tax per dwelling is 348 less than the Welsh Average and Monmouthshire is 456 more. Chart 2: Difference in Average council tax per dwelling compared with the Welsh Average , by billing authority, 2021-22 - 400- 300- 200- 100 0 100 200 300 400 500 CaerphillyBlaenau GwentRhondda Cynon TafNewportMerthyr TydfilPembrokeshireTorfaenNeath Port TalbotCarmarthenshireWrexhamSwanseaIsle of AngleseyConwyCardiffDenbighshireCeredigi onBridgendFlintshirePowysGwyneddVale of GlamorganMonmouthshire Chart 3 shows the Average band D council tax by billing authority.

7 blaenau gwent has the largest Average band D council tax whilst Pembrokeshire has the smallest Average band D council tax. Chart 3: Average band D council tax, 2021-22 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 2,000 2,200 PembrokeshireCaerphillyNewportCardiffWre xhamVale of GlamorganIsle of AngleseyCeredigionCarmarthenshireWales averageConwyPowysFlintshireSwanseaTorfae nMonmouthshireDenbighshireGwyneddRhondda Cynon TafBridgendNeath Port TalbotMerthyr TydfilBlaenau GwentBilling authorityCounty councilPoliceCommunity councils 4 Table 2 compares the increases in Average band D council tax in relation to the previous year for billing authorities, counties (including community councils) and police.

8 Wrexham has the largest overall percentage increase of All other authorities have increased by at least The overall Wales Average Band D increase, including police elements, is The Wales county Average increase is Dyfed Powys Police have the largest band D increase of Table 2: Changes to Average band D council taxOf which:Due to:2020-21 2021-22 Overall increase (a) County Police Overallincrease%(a) County %Police%Police authority areaIsle of Anglesey1,6421, ,7691, ,6821, ,7291, ,6791, ,5751, ,6921, ,6611, ,4451, ,6671, ,6961, Port Talbot1,9351, ,8621, of Glamorgan1,6291, ,5411, Cynon Taf1,7991, Tydfil1,9442, ,4711, Gwent2,0092, ,6901, ,7171, ,4781, average1,6671, WalesDyfed PowysSouth Wales(a) Gwynedd have used an updated taxbase figure when calculating their county council element compared to their police and community council elements due to a late change in council tax premium policy.

9 The county figures also include community council precepts. 5 Chart 4 shows the Average changes in council tax compared to the previous year. The Average increase for Wales is 64, made up of 49 for county councils and 15 for police. Chart 4: Change in Average band D council tax, 2021-22 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 Rhondda Cynon TafPowysConwyIsle of AngleseySwanseaPembrokeshireCardiffNewpo rtNeath Port TalbotCaerphillyCarmarthenshireWales averageCeredigionVale of GlamorganMonmouthshireFlintshireDenbighs hireGwyneddTorfaenBlaenau GwentMerthyr TydfilBridgendWrexhamAnnual increaseBilling authorityCounty council (inccommunities)Police Chart 5 compares band D council tax increases between Wales and England.

10 From 2009-10 to 2016-17 figures show a higher increase in Wales. Between 2011-12 and 2015-16, central Government funded a council tax freeze for many English authorities. In 2021-22 the increase in Wales is percentage points lower than in England. The Wales Average band D in 2021-22 is 164 less than in England. Chart 5: Year-on-year increase in band D council tax (a) 0%2%4%6%8%10%12%14%16%18%20%1994-951995- 961996-971997-981998-991999-002000-01200 1-022002-032003-042004-052005-062006-072 007-082008-092009-102010-112011-122012-1 32013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018 -192019-202020-212021-22 Percentage increas eEnglandWales(a) Band D council tax levels in England did not increase in 2011-12.


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