London Borough of Greenwich

For specific information on this borough, or to contact individual departments please click here to visit their website.

London Borough of Greenwich: http://www.greenwich.gov.uk

In General:
The London boroughs are administrative centres responsible for collecting local taxes (Council Tax and Business Rates) and then spending the funds received on local services. They are run by Borough Councils who are elected by borough residents on a four year cycle. The totals that they spend will depend on the rates of tax that they levy plus funds allocated from central government and other sources.

While many of the services (schools, roads, planning, rubbish collection and social services) are standard, levels of provision will vary according to the overall political will as expressed by the voters.

Your tax liability (as a resident) will be based on the council tax band of your home. These bands are set by Valuation Officers and there is scope for appeal. The rate bands are then used to determine the amounts of tax levied. So, while the bands will remain largely constant the levels of tax can go up and, in theory, down.

You may claim discounts or exemptions based on your circumstances. For example, as the only adult in a property you can get a 25% reduction on your bill. Other reductions are available for qualifying second adults and Council Tax Benefit claimants.

There is more information available at the HM Customs & Excise website.

London Borough of Greenwich Council Tax

London Borough of Greenwich
Year-BandABCDEFGH
2010/2011 £861 £1004 £1147 £1291 £1578 £1865 £2151 £2582
2009/2010 £861 £1004 £1147 £1291 £1578 £1865 £2151 £2582
2008/2009 £861 £1004 £1147 £1291 £1578 £1865 £2151 £2582
2007/2008 £844 £985 £1125 £1266 £1547 £1828 £2110 £2532
2006/2007 £815 £951 £1087 £1223 £1494 £1766 £2038 £2445

London Borough of Greenwich Comments

What ever happens to the Millennium Dome, Greenwich is still left with a huge shot in the proverbial arm; the Jubilee Line extension. When the debate over the future of the Dome has long been decided, Greenwich will have only just begun to appreciate the benefit of this billion pound transport lifeline.

Greenwich stretches east along the river beyond Woolwich to Plumstead and Thamesmead. Mush of the rivers edge lies derelict and undeveloped since the borough's great dockyard days. To the south lies the suburban sprawl of Eltham and the boarders of middle class Bromley.

 


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