Council tax comparison 2016/17

Comparison of county council taxes

The council tax rate of Hampshire County Council is the lowest of any county council in England.

County Council Increase (%) Band D Council Tax
Hampshire 3.99% £1,079.28 SE CFA
Somerset 5.24% £1,081.13   CFA
Staffordshire 3.95% £1,088.65   CFA
Northamptonshire 3.95% £1,111.25    
Worcestershire 3.94% £1,122.31   CFA
Leicestershire 3.99% £1,127.40   CFA
Lincolnshire 3.95% £1,128.83    
Essex 3.99% £1,130.13   CFA
Kent 3.99% £1,133.55 SE CFA
Gloucestershire 3.99% £1,134.01    
North Yorkshire 3.99% £1,143.86   CFA
Suffolk 2.00% £1,149.03    
Buckinghamshire 3.99% £1,160.19 SE CFA
Derbyshire 3.99% £1,165.17   CFA
Cambridgeshire 2.00% £1,167.12   CFA
Lancashire 3.99% £1,174.86   CFA
Hertfordshire 3.99% £1,186.62    
Norfolk 3.99% £1,190.79    
Devon 3.99% £1,207.62   CFA
West Sussex 3.95% £1,207.89 SE  
Cumbria 3.99% £1,231.87    
Warwickshire 3.99% £1,249.02    
East Sussex 3.99% £1,251.90 SE CFA
Dorset 3.99% £1,263.78   CFA
Surrey 3.98% £1,268.28 SE  
Oxfordshire 3.99% £1,281.64 SE  
Nottinghamshire 3.99% £1,290.66   CFA

Key

SE = County in the South East

CFA = These areas have a separate Combined Fire Authority, which directly charges council taxpayers in these counties for fire services.

Therefore, council tax figures for county councils without fire responsibilities are not directly comparable for those county councils with fire service responsibilities.