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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

Where your council tax goes

Less than 6% of the council tax we collect stays within West Oxfordshire District Council. We also collect council tax for:

Council tax charges 2020 to 2021

Distribution of Council tax

 Band A

 Band B

Band C

 Band D

 Band E

 Band F

 Band G

 Band H

West Oxfordshire District Council









Oxfordshire County Council









Thames Valley Police









Town/Parish Council (average)*


















* 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