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Where your Council Tax goes

The Council Tax charge is based on:

  • the area you live in, known as the parish
  • the valuation of your property, which gives it the Council Tax band

Our budget and spending

Learn more about your Council Tax and the services we deliver for you: Our budget 2022 to 2023

Council Tax charges 2022 to 2023

Distribution of Council Tax

 Band A

 Band B

Band C

 Band D

 Band E

 Band F

 Band G

 Band H

West Oxfordshire District Council

     £76.25

     £88.96

   £101.67

   £114.38

   £139.80

   £165.22

   £190.63

  £228.76

Oxfordshire County Council

 £1101.07

 £1284.59

 £1468.10

 £1651.61

 £2018.63

 £2385.66

 £2752.68

 £3303.22

Thames Valley Police

  £160.85

   £187.66

   £214.47

   £241.28

   £294.90

   £348.52

   £402.13

  £482.56

Town/Parish Council (average)*

    £63.89

    £74.53

     £85.18

    £95.83

   £117.13

   £138.42

   £159.72

  £191.66

Total

 £1402.06

 £1635.74

 £1869.42

 £2103.10

 £2570.46

 £3037.82

 £3505.16

£4206.20

* Parish amounts are based on the average charge, you may pay more or less than the sums shown depending on where you live.

District Council funding

We use our share of the Council Tax collected to help pay for a variety of services. These include:

The Council Tax we collect does not pay for the full cost of local services. The rest of our funding comes from:

  • Central Government grants
  • redistributed business rates
  • interest income
  • various fees and charges
  • other grants and contributions
  • savings