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What is Council Tax

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Council tax is the form of local taxation on residents and owners of domestic dwellings who are designated as ‘liable persons’.

How much is my council tax?

Use the Virtual Bill or visit My Newport, enter your postcode and select your property to see how much your council tax is.

You can also visit the Gov.UK council tax pages (opens new website) to work out your council tax.

New! Download Supporting Information for Council Tax Demands: Your Guide to Council Tax 2014/15 (pdf) / Arweiniad i’ch Treth Gyngor 2014/15 (pdf)

Download the Police and Crime Commissioner Gwent Budget 2014/2015 (pdf).

The council collects tax on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and several community councils.

Your bill will show how much is going to each of these organisations and how much is for the council.

How to pay

Set up a Direct Debit payment online, pay online or choose from other payment methods

You Can Claim

Apply and find out if You Can Claim - see if you are entitled to benefits which may help you with rent or council tax…

How much council tax you pay may be reduced, dependent on how many people are resident, your family’s personal circumstances and any entitlement to council tax benefit.


If you’re a new resident, or are moving within the Newport area use the online Change of Address form to inform us of changes.

If you’re moving from Newport, let us know by completing the online contact us form.

More about council tax

Council tax contributes about 10% of Newport City Council’s income and goes towards the council’s running expenses in providing services to the community.

The council gets the other 90% of its income from government grants, business rates, and other charges.

Council tax includes charges levied by the Gwent Police Authority and by any Community Council in which the dwelling is located.

The council tax system has a range of discounts, reductions and exemptions from payment based on circumstances relating either to the residents or to the dwelling.

There is also a scheme of council tax benefit for people on low income where up to 100% could be rebated, e.g. for people on Job Seekers Allowance.

Valuation bands

The Valuation Office Agency (opens new website) lets you search for the current valuation band of any listed property in England and Wales.

The 1993 Valuation List uses property prices as at April 1991 and the 2005 List uses prices as at April 2003.

National Fraud Initiative

Newport City Council, along with other councils in England and Wales, is required to take part in the National Fraud Initiative data matching exercise…


Newport City Council
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Old Station Building
NP20 4AX


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