London Borough of Merton

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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 Merton Council Tax

London Borough of Merton
2020/2021 £1076 £1255 £1434 £1614 £1972 £2331 £2689 £3227
2019/2020 £1035 £1208 £1380 £1553 £1898 £2243 £2588 £3106
2018/2019 £979 £1142 £1305 £1468 £1794 £2121 £2447 £2936
2017/2018 £946 £1104 £1262 £1420 £1735 £2051 £2366 £2839
2016/2017 £922 £1075 £1229 £1382 £1690 £1997 £2304 £2765

London Borough of Merton Comments

Merton is a borough of two distinct halves. Suburban, mid war housing interrupted by unkempt parades of shops and busy, traffic congested roads feeding the M25 dominate Mitcham, Merton, Morden and Colliers Wood. Yet at the borough's northern tip, Wimbledon Village and its large Common provides a location favoured by people more commonly found in Fulham or Clapham. Sleek shops and cafes surrounded by many roads of large, expensive Victorian houses prove that tennis is not the only attraction.


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