Council tax

Council tax bands and amounts

The amount of council tax you pay is based upon a valuation of your property that was set by the Valuation Office Agency in 1991, which allocates each dwelling into one of eight bands. Your council tax bill shows which band applies to your dwelling.

Part of the money is collected by the council on behalf of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and is used to pay for the services provided by that authority. The amount of money you pay towards the GLA is shown below and separately on your bill.

The table below shows the amount payable by each household (receiving no discount), in each band, for a full year in 2017-18.

Council tax bands and amounts due

Valuation Band

Range of values (£)

Sutton Council (£)

GLA Precept (£)

Total Council Tax (£)


Up to 40,000

838.87    186.68 1,025.55


40,001 - 52,000

978.68 217.79 1,196.48


52,001 - 68,000

1,118.50      248.91 1,367.41


68,001 - 88,000

1,258.31 280.02 1,538.33


88,001 - 120,000

1,537.93       342.25 1,880.18


120,001 - 160,000

1,817.56 404.47 2,222.03


160,001 - 320,000

2,097.18 466.70 2,563.88


More than £320,000

2,516.62 560.04 3,076.66

Please note: if you move part-way through the year, your council tax payments will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

Search your council tax banding using this service from the Valuation Office Agency, the external organisation responsible for maintaining the business rating and council tax valuation lists for England and Wales.

Council tax banding appeals

If you believe the banding of your property is incorrect please contact the listing officer at the Valuation Office Agency to make an appeal or telephone on 03000 501 501 (fax: 03000 506 631).

Please make sure you continue to pay your council tax while your appeal is being assessed. Making an appeal does not allow you to withhold payment.

Please note: Some companies have been contacting residents offering them assistance with getting a council tax banding reduction.

If you been contacted by such a company, or if you want to check to see what band your property (or one you are thinking of moving to) is on, we recommend that you contact the Valuation Office Agency directly. It is responsible for assessing council tax bands so you don't need the services of a third party to do this for you.

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