What your Council Tax is spent on

Council Tax

We use your Council Tax to pay for many local services like emergency services, rubbish collection, libraries, schools, street lights and much more.

Some of the money goes to pay for the Greater London Authority (GLA) spending.


We calculate your Council Tax using the Valuation Office's bands and our and the GLA charges.

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 2016/17
A £982.79
B £1,146.58
C £1,310.38
D £1,474.18
E £1,801.78
F £2,129.37
G £2,456.97
H £2,948.36

​​​​​Percentage change

  • There is a 6.4% decrease in the Greater London Authority's spending 
  • There is a 2% increase for Waltham Forest Council spending
  • The overall percentage increase is 1.86%

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Contact Click to get info

Revenues and Benefits Service

London Borough of Waltham Forest 
PO Box 856 
E17 9PN 

Phone: 020 8496 3000 
E-mail: revenue.services@walthamforest.gov.uk