What is Council Tax
Council tax is the form of local taxation levied on residents and owners of domestic dwellings who are designated as “liable persons”.
How much is my council tax?
You can also visit the Gov.UK council tax pages (opens new website) to work out your council tax.
Download details of the current Police & Crime Commissioner budget (pdf).
The council collects tax on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent y 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
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 away 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.
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…
Checks on single person discounts
Council Tax payers in Newport who receive a 25 per cent reduction on their bill as single occupancy residents will soon be checked to make sure that the reductions are correct.
The checks form part of the council’s measures to prevent and detect fraud and protect the public purse.
Capita Local Government Services has been appointed to carry out a comprehensive review. They will work with Equifax, the credit reference agency using up-to-the-minute, data-matching technology to identify where people are claiming discounts that they are not entitled to.
The review, involving around 11,000 taxpayers, follows a similar project carried out in 2010/11 which identified around £400,000 worth of incorrect discounts being claimed.
Any taxpayers currently receiving a discount which they feel may not be correct are urged to contact Newport City Council on 01633 656656 before the full review begins in June 2013.
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Old Station Building
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