What Is Council Tax For?

Posted on August 8, 2016 by Lauren May

It’s a question we may all have asked ourselves once or twice, and then forgotten about and just continued coughing up the cash. What is Council Tax actually for? Where does it go? Does it come back to us readily in the form of services and support? One thing most of us do know is that there are vast disparities between the amounts each borough charges. If you’re in Westminster, you’re in luck because not only is it the lowest Council Tax charge in London (Band D: £668.81), it’s actually the lowest in the UK. And, given how many MPs call it home, is it any wonder that this is the case? Coming in at the other end of the scale is Richmond (Band D: £1582.39), almost £1000 higher.
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