Council tax charges

Changes to your bill for 2017/2018: Buckinghamshire County Council charges

This year the way Buckinghamshire County Council’s (BCC) charge shown on your council tax bill has changed.

Current regulations allow county councils to increase their precept by up to 5 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 BCC.

  • 1.9 per cent for BCC services
  • 3 per cent for adult social care

The total amount for BCC (including the adult social care precept) has increased by 4.99 per cent. 

Example: for a Band D property

The council tax charge for BCC for 2016/2017 was £1,160.19, which included £22.31 for adult social care.

In 2017/2018, the BCC charge is £1,218.08, an increase of £57.89 or 4.99 per cent. 

The increase is made up of:

  • 3 per cent for adult social care amounting to £34.81 (£1160.19 times 3 per cent); and
  • a general 1.9 per cent increase of £23.08 (£1160.19 times 1.9 per cent)

Central government has set out how information relating to adult social care is shown on your council tax bill, and how increases are calculated. We are required to follow these regulations.

Council tax charges 2017 to 2018

Your council tax bill will show how much council tax you have to pay.

The following table shows all charges by parish and by 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 2017 to 2018
Parish/unparished area Band ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand GBand H
Bledlow cum Saunderton £1,064.22 £1,241.60 £1,418.96 £1,596.33 £1,951.07 £2,305.81 £2,660.55 £3,192.66
Bradenham £1,074.70 £1,253.83 £1,432.94 £1,612.06 £1,970.29 £2,328.53 £2,686.76 £3,224.12
Chepping Wycombe £1,090.37 £1,272.11 £1,453.83 £1,635.56 £1,999.01 £2,362.48 £2,725.93 £3,271.12
Downley £1,086.84 £1,267.99 £1,449.13 £1,630.27 £1,992.55 £2,354.84 £2,717.11 £3,260.54
Ellesborough £1,083.81 £1,264.45 £1,445.09 £1,625.72 £1,986.99 £2,348.26 £2,709.53 £3,251.44
Fawley ( Parish Meeting) £1,054.15 £1,229.85 £1,405.54 £1,581.23 £1,932.61 £2,284.00 £2,635.38 £3,162.46
Great & Little Hampden £1,066.34 £1,244.08 £1,421.80 £1,599.52 £1,954.96 £2,310.42 £2,665.86 £3,199.04
Great & Little Kimble cum Marsh £1,114.69 £1,300.48 £1,486.26 £1,672.04 £2,043.60 £2,415.17 £2,786.73 £3,344.08
Great Marlow £1,065.49 £1,243.08 £1,420.66 £1,598.24 £1,953.40 £2,308.57 £2,663.73 £3,196.48
Hambleden £1,079.68 £1,259.63 £1,439.58 £1,619.52 £1,979.41 £2,339.31 £2,699.20 £3,239.04
Hazlemere £1,099.80 £1,283.11 £1,466.41 £1,649.71 £2,016.31 £2,382.92 £2,749.51 £3,299.42
Hedsor ( Parish Meeting) £1,054.15 £1,229.85 £1,405.54 £1,581.23 £1,932.61 £2,284.00 £2,635.38 £3,162.46
High Wycombe Town £1,067.40 £1,245.32 £1,423.22 £1,601.12 £1,956.91 £2,312.73 £2,668.52 £3,202.24
Hughenden £1,088.78 £1,270.25 £1,451.72 £1,633.18 £1,996.10 £2,359.04 £2,721.96 £3,266.36
Ibstone £1,086.12 £1,267.15 £1,448.17 £1,629.19 £1,991.23 £2,353.28 £2,715.31 £3,258.38
Lacey Green £1,067.89 £1,245.88 £1,423.87 £1,601.85 £1,957.81 £2,313.78 £2,669.75 £3,203.70
Lane End £1,111.32 £1,296.54 £1,481.76 £1,666.98 £2,037.42 £2,407.86 £2,778.30 £3,333.96
Little Marlow £1,094.56 £1,277.01 £1,459.42 £1,641.86 £2,006.70 £2,371.57 £2,736.42 £3,283.72
Longwick cum Ilmer £1,080.97 £1,261.14 £1,441.30 £1,621.46 £1,981.78 £2,342.11 £2,702.43 £3,242.92
Marlow Bottom £1,070.79 £1,249.26 £1,427.73 £1,606.19 £1,963.12 £2,320.05 £2,676.98 £3,212.38
Marlow Town £1,088.31 £1,269.70 £1,451.08 £1,632.46 £1,995.23 £2,358.00 £2,720.77 £3,264.92
Medmenham £1,080.79 £1,260.93 £1,441.06 £1,621.19 £1,981.45 £2,341.72 £2,701.98 £3,242.38
Piddington & Wheeler End £1,106.14 £1,290.50 £1,474.85 £1,659.21 £2,027.92 £2,396.63 £2,765.35 £3,318.42
Princes Risborough £1,120.06 £1,306.75 £1,493.42 £1,680.10 £2,053.45 £2,426.81 £2,800.16 £3,360.20
Radnage £1,100.37 £1,283.77 £1,467.17 £1,650.56 £2,017.35 £2,384.14 £2,750.93 £3,301.12
Stokenchurch £1,078.88 £1,258.71 £1,438.52 £1,618.33 £1,977.95 £2,337.59 £2,697.21 £3,236.66
Turville £1,074.36 £1,253.42 £1,432.48 £1,611.55 £1,969.67 £2,327.79 £2,685.91 £3,223.10
West Wycombe £1,109.71 £1,294.68 £1,479.63 £1,664.58 £2,034.48 £2,404.40 £2,774.30 £3,329.16
Wooburn and Bourne End £1,103.09 £1,286.95 £1,470.79 £1,654.64 £2,022.33 £2,390.04 £2,757.73 £3,309.28

Setting the council tax

Council tax charges are set annually at a council meeting. The amount of council tax paid on a property is made up of charges from:

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.