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Council Tax bands and charges

Last updated 18 January 2016

The amount of Council Tax you have to pay is set by the Council every year.

Each property in England has been placed in one of eight valuation bands by the Valuation Office based on its price in 1 April 1991.

The amount you have to pay depends on the amount set by the Council for each band. The Council charges residents one amount that is used to pay for services in Waltham Forest and services run by the Greater London Authority.

Details of spending on council services in Waltham Forest (22 KB PDF file)

How Greater London Authority uses Council Tax 2015-16 (83 KB PDF file)

How to work out your Council Tax bill

To work out how much Council Tax you need to pay, find out which band your property is in and then how much the charge is for that band. Waltham Forest Council Tax charges are listed below. 

Find your Council Tax band using your postcode

Appealing your property’s band

If you think that your property has been put in the wrong band you can appeal your property’s band to the Valuations Office. You may be able to get a refund if you have been in a higher band than you should have been.

Read the Money Saving Expert guide to checking and challenging your Council Tax band.

Council Tax charges for 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

Council Tax payable for each band

These figures don’t take account of any discounts, benefits, or other reductions you may be entitled to.


    Council Tax Band
    Charge for 2015/16

There was no increase in Waltham Forest’s Council Tax charge from the previous year. There was a 1.3% decrease in the Greater London Authority's spending. 

Council Tax - previous year charges 

View Council Tax charges for previous years (142KB PDF file) 

Council Tax guide and expenditure

Your guide to Council Tax 2015-16 (1.5MB PDF file)

Letter from the Leader of the council (122 KB PDF file)

Details of spending on council services in Waltham Forest 2015-16 (22 KB PDF file)

How the GLA uses Council Tax (83 KB PDF file)

Council Tax - how to contact us, paying the bill, translations from the back of your bill (90.05KB PDF file)

Council Tax information insert (85 KB PDF file)

Council Tax and Business Rates Recovery Guide (558KB PDF file)

Council Tax Support can help you pay your Council Tax if you are on a low income or get some benefits.

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