London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

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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 Barking and Dagenham Council Tax

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
2020/2021 £1078 £1258 £1437 £1617 £1976 £2335 £2695 £3234
2019/2020 £1037 £1210 £1383 £1556 £1902 £2248 £2593 £3112
2018/2019 £996 £1162 £1328 £1494 £1826 £2158 £2490 £2988
2017/2018 £941 £1098 £1255 £1412 £1726 £2039 £2353 £2824
2016/2017 £903 £1053 £1204 £1354 £1655 £1956 £2257 £2708

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Comments

With cheap affordable housing and reliable tube and train services, it is no surprise that Barking and Dagenham are the focus of an enormous project to generate over 4,000 new homes over the next few decades. Most of the borough's vast redbrick terraces were built between the wars to re-house those from the slums of the East End and the workers of London. The vast Becontree estate dominates the borough, stretching from as far east as Dagenham to the northern reaches of the 1930's semis of Chadwell Heath.


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