Council tax charges

Council tax bills 2018-2019

Your council tax bill will show your council tax charge from 1 April 2018. Your council tax charge is made up of charges from:

Your total council tax increase will depend on which parish/town you live in.

What you pay

The following table shows what you pay based on your parish and your council tax band. You can also use My Wycombe to look up an address and see the current council tax band and charge for that property. Under the My Property tab, look under the "Council tax" heading in the right-hand column.

Council tax charges by parish for 2018-2019
Parish/unparished areaBand ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand GBand H
Bledlow-cum-Saunderton £1,125.36 £1,312.92 £1,500.47 £1,688.03 £2,063.15 £2,438.27 £2,813.39 £3,376.06
Bradenham £1,135.89 £1,325.21 £1,514.52 £1,703.84 £2,082.47 £2,461.10 £2,839.73 £3,407.68
Chepping Wycombe £1,152.14 £1,344.16 £1,536.19 £1,728.21 £2,112.26 £2,496.30 £2,880.35 £3,456.42
Downley £1,148.45 £1,339.85 £1,531.26 £1,722.67 £2,105.49 £2,488.30 £2,871.12 £3,445.34
Ellesborough £1,143.51 £1,334.10 £1,524.68 £1,715.27 £2,096.44 £2,477.61 £2,858.78 £3,430.54
Fawley £1,115.34 £1,301.23 £1,487.12 £1,673.01 £2,044.79 £2,416.57 £2,788.35 £3,346.02
Great and Little Hampden £1,128.11 £1,316.14 £1,504.16 £1,692.17 £2,068.21 £2,444.25 £2,820.28 £3,384.34
Great and Little Kimble cum Marsh £1,176.20 £1,372.23 £1,568.27 £1,764.30 £2,156.37 £2,548.43 £2,940.50 £3,528.60
Great Marlow £1,126.79 £1,314.59 £1,502.39 £1,690.19 £2,065.79 £2,441.39 £2,816.98 £3,380.38
Hambleden £1,140.63 £1,330.74 £1,520.84 £1,710.95 £2,091.16 £2,471.37 £2,851.58 £3,421.90
Hazlemere £1,162.80 £1,356.60 £1,550.40 £1,744.20 £2,131.80 £2,519.40 £2,907.00 £3,488.40
Hedsor £1,115.34 £1,301.23 £1,487.12 £1,673.01 £2,044.79 £2,416.57 £2,788.35 £3,346.02
High Wycombe Town £1,128.33 £1,316.39 £1,504.45 £1,692.51 £2,068.61 £2,444.73 £2,820.84 £3,385.02
Hughenden £1,150.67 £1,342.44 £1,534.22 £1,726.00 £2,109.56 £2,493.11 £2,876.67 £3,452.00
Ibstone £1,147.31 £1,338.53 £1,529.75 £1,720.97 £2,103.41 £2,485.85 £2,868.28 £3,441.94
Lacey Green £1,129.19 £1,317.39 £1,505.60 £1,693.80 £2,070.20 £2,446.60 £2,823.00 £3,387.60
Lane End £1,186.51 £1,384.26 £1,582.01 £1,779.76 £2,175.26 £2,570.76 £2,966.27 £3,559.52
Little Marlow £1,157.33 £1,350.22 £1,543.11 £1,736.00 £2,121.78 £2,507.56 £2,893.33 £3,472.00
Longwick-cum-Ilmer £1,142.24 £1,332.61 £1,522.99 £1,713.36 £2,094.11 £2,474.85 £2,855.60 £3,426.72
Marlow Bottom £1,131.98 £1,320.64 £1,509.31 £1,697.97 £2,075.30 £2,452.62 £2,829.95 £3,395.94
Marlow Town £1,149.50 £1,341.08 £1,532.67 £1,724.25 £2,107.42 £2,490.58 £2,873.75 £3,448.50
Medmenham £1,140.84 £1,330.98 £1,521.13 £1,711.27 £2,091.55 £2,471.83 £2,852.11 £3,422.54
Piddington and Wheeler End £1,171.11 £1,366.30 £1,561.48 £1,756.67 £2,147.04 £2,537.41 £2,927.78 £3,513.34
Princes Risborough £1,181.92 £1,378.91 £1,575.89 £1,772.88 £2,166.85 £2,560.83 £2,954.80 £3,545.76
Radnage £1,163.25 £1,357.13 £1,551.00 £1,744.88 £2,132.63 £2,520.38 £2,908.13 £3,489.76
Stokenchurch £1,142.34 £1,332.74 £1,523.12 £1,713.51 £2,094.29 £2,475.07 £2,855.85 £3,427.02
Turville £1,132.16 £1,320.85 £1,509.54 £1,698.24 £2,075.63 £2,453.01 £2,830.40 £3,396.48
West Wycombe £1,171.75 £1,367.06 £1,562.34 £1,757.64 £2,148.22 £2,538.81 £2,929.40 £3,515.28
Wooburn and Bourne End £1,164.13 £1,358.16 £1,552.18 £1,746.20 £2,134.24 £2,522.29 £2,910.33 £3,492.40

Buckinghamshire County Council: adult social care charges

County councils can increase their council tax charge by up to 6 per cent, as long as 3 per cent of this increase is spent on adult social care. This means there are two separate amounts shown on your bill for Buckinghamshire County Council (Bucks CC):

  • 2.99 per cent for Bucks CC services (rounded to 3.0 per cent on your bill)
  • 3 per cent for adult social care

The total increase for Bucks CC 5.99 per cent.

The adult social care part of the Bucks CC charge has gone up significantly more than the percentage on the face of the bills. This is due to the way the government requires us to show the perecentage increase  the adult social care. If you add the two amounts together, the total is 5.99% higher than it was last year.

Worked example

Calculating the 5.99 per cent increase for BCC

(Line1 + Line2 2017bill) – (Line1 + Line2 2018 bill) = 5.99% increase 

(1160.96 + 57.12) – (1254.50 + 36.54) 

1218.08 – 1291.04 = 72.96(5.99 per cent ) 

Previous years charge – new year’s charge = increase 

Calculating 2.99 per cent in BCC service increase

1218.08 x 1.0299 (2.99 per cent )= 1254.500592 

Previous years charge x 2.99 per cent increase = new year’s charge including 2.99 per cent increase 

1254.500592 - 1218.08= 36.420592 

New year’s charge – previous years charge = 2.99 per cent increase 

Rounded up 2.99 per cent is equal to £36.42 

Calculating 3.0 per cent ACS increase

1218.08 x 1.03 (3 per cent )= 1254.6224 

Previous years charge x 3.00 per cent increase = new year’s charge including 3.00 per cent increase 

1254.6224 - 1218.08= 36.5424 

New year’s charge – previous years charge =  3.00 per cent increase 

Rounded up 3 per cent is equal to £36.54 

2.99 per cent + 3.00 per cent = 5.99 per cent  

£36.42 + £36.54=72.96 which makes up the 5.99 per cent

Council tax valuation

The Valuation Office Agency decides how to band properties for council tax.

Appeal against your council tax banding

If you think that your council tax band may be incorrect or want to query it, contact the VOA at:

The Valuation Office Agency
Council Tax East
Kings Wharf
20-30 Kings Road
Reading
RG1 3ER

Telephone 03000 501501

Web: VOA (external website)

Contact

To talk to us about council tax bands, please phone 01494 412 226 and select help key 7.