Where your Council Tax goes

Your yearly council tax charge is based on:

  • the area you live in, known as the parish and
  • the valuation of your property, known as its banding. For more information please see: council tax bands

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 2019-20

Distribution of Council tax Band A Band BBand C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H
West Oxfordshire District Council  £66.25  £77.30  £88.34  £99.38  £121.46  £143.55  £165.63  £198.76
Oxfordshire County Council  £979.22  £1142.42  £1305.63  £1468.83  £1795.24  £2121.64  £2448.05  £2937.66
Thames Valley Police  £137.52  £160.44  £183.36  £206.28  £252.12  £297.26  £343.80  £412.56
Town/Parish Council (average)*  £55.17  £64.37   £73.56  £82.76  £101.15  £119.54 £137.93   £165.52
Total  £1238.16  £1444.53  £1650.89  £1857.25  £2269.97  £2681.99  £3095.41 £3714.50 

* Parish amounts are based on the average charge, you may pay more or less than the sums shown depending on where you live. For your exact council tax charge, please see:

  • the top of your council tax bill or
  • type your address or postcode into the green postcode search box on the right, click GO and select your address and your council tax band and charge is displayed

For more details please download the:

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

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB