London Borough of Redbridge

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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 Redbridge Council Tax

London Borough of Redbridge
2020/2021 £1127 £1314 £1502 £1690 £2066 £2441 £2817 £3380
2019/2020 £1084 £1265 £1446 £1626 £1988 £2349 £2711 £3253
2018/2019 £1033 £1206 £1378 £1550 £1894 £2239 £2583 £3100
2017/2018 £984 £1148 £1312 £1476 £1804 £2132 £2460 £2952
2016/2017 £943 £1101 £1258 £1415 £1730 £2044 £2359 £2830

London Borough of Redbridge Comments

Redbridge is home to many of the East London's wealthier residents. Excellent transport links, decent schools, a good supply of wealthy suburbs and a location fringing the green belt and open spaces of Epping Forest prove an attractive draw for Essex and East End boys who've made a few bob.

Endless stretches of Victorian terraces can become a little monotonous in its less well off regions, yet overall the borough offers pleasant, respectable living. Redbridge stretches from the Victorian and Edwardian terraces of Ilford, Goodmayes and Seven Kings to the wealthy, detached homes of Woodford, fringing the borders of the Epping Forest. Wanstead boasts further wealthier regions, whilst Hainult offers largely council built property. Redbridge has a vast mix of cultures and is home to significant Asian and Jewish communities.


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