About Council Tax

Council tax is a form of local taxation that helps pay for local services, such as:

  • rubbish collection
  • care for the elderly
  • the police service, and
  • the fire service.

The Council Tax came into existence from 1 April 1993. It is charged on all domestic properties and is based upon the value of the property as assessed in 1991. Find out more about what your Council Tax pays for.

Council Tax charge

The value of the property determines which valuation band it is placed in. View the Council Tax charge.

You will receive your Council Tax bill at the end of March each year, or as soon as you tell us you have moved into a property.

Combining the Council Tax for two authorities

The Council Tax collected by Wandsworth Council has to cover the spending needs of Wandsworth Council and the Greater London Authority (GLA). The amounts for each authority are added together to work out the total Council Tax for each band.

The Wandsworth Council element shows the average council tax across the borough, which is a blended rate between the different amounts paid by either the majority of the borough or those properties that attract an additional levy for the Wimbledon & Putney Commons Conservators.

Council tax rates for Wandsworth (band D properties)

2018/19 £
 2019/20 £ % increase

Wandsworth Council (average)

- Adult social care*





3.2% increase

Total Wandsworth Council (average)

428.42 441.23 2.99% increase
Greater London Authority (GLA) 294.23 320.51 8.9% increase
Total 722.65 770.31 6.6% increase

*The Council Tax attributable to Wandsworth includes a precept to fund adult social care.

More information on your Council Tax 2019-2020

Commercial properties

Commercial properties pay a Business Rate, which the local authorities collect on behalf of the government. Find out about Business Rates.

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