London Borough of Wandsworth

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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 Wandsworth Council Tax

London Borough of Wandsworth
2020/2021 £533 £622 £711 £800 £978 £1155 £1333 £1600
2019/2020 £514 £599 £685 £770 £941 £1113 £1284 £1541
2018/2019 £482 £562 £642 £723 £883 £1044 £1204 £1445
2017/2018 £467 £544 £622 £700 £856 £1011 £1167 £1400
2016/2017 £453 £529 £604 £680 £831 £982 £1133 £1360

London Borough of Wandsworth Comments

Gentrified beyond recognition over the past fifteen years and invaded by the middle classes to all four corners, today's Wandsworth is thoroughly respectable. Balham, Tooting and Southfields provide safe, if unexciting suburbia, whilst riverside Wandsworth, Battersea and Putney boast rejuvenated warehouses and plush apartments amongst their remaining Victorian and Edwardian housing. Only Docklands has seen more development over the past ten years, yet the lack of a tube line in the north of the borough has only proved to exacerbate Wandsworth's main drawback, traffic.


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