Council Tax charges for 2022/23

Find out how much Council Tax you will be paying this year.

Council Tax was approval by Council on 22 February 2022.


We collect your Council Tax and puts it into a separate fund called the collection fund. This fund is then shared with Essex County Council, the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and parish and town councils. These components of your Council Tax are called "precepts".

The total of all precepts that will levied in Uttlesford in 2022/23 is £75,549,199. This results in an average total Band D Council Tax of £1,965.60, an increase of £80.88 (4.29%) on the previous year.

Summary of average Band D Council Tax bill

What you will pay in 2022/23 for each part of your bill if you live in a Band D property and how this has changed compared with what you paid in 2021/22.

Authority2022/23 Band D £Change compared with 2021/22 £
Essex County Council1,410.12+60.21 (+4.49%)
PFCC - Essex Fire75.33+1.44 (+1.95%)
PFCC - Essex Police218.52+9.90 (+4.79%)
Uttlesford District Council166.61+5.00 (+3.09%)
Town/Parish councils (average)104.02+4.24 (+4.25%)
Total Band D (average)1,965.60+80.88 (+4.29%)

The amount to be raised from Council Tax is then divided by the district's tax base to determine the amount each household has to pay. The tax base is the total number of properties in the district converted to "Band D equivalents" using ratios defined by law as follows:

  • a Band A dwelling pays 6/9ths of Band D
  • a Band B dwelling pays 7/9ths of Band D
  • a Band C dwelling pays 8/9ths of Band D
  • a Band D dwelling pays 9/9ths of Band D
  • a Band E dwelling pays 11/9ths of Band D
  • a Band F dwelling pays 13/9ths of Band D
  • a Band G dwelling pays 15/9ths of Band D
  • a Band H dwelling pays 18/9ths of Band D

More information on how your Council Tax bill is calculated.

Where your Council Tax goes

Council Tax is calculated using the precept levels set for funds required by Essex County Council, Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority and the individual town and parish councils together with the Council Tax Requirement set by Uttlesford District Council.

Uttlesford District Council keeps just under 9 pence in every pound of your Council Tax.

Council Tax 2021/22 who gets what


Check your Council Tax band

You can check the Council Tax band for your home by looking up its postcode on GOV.UK.

Check how much Council Tax you will pay

Find out how much Council Tax you will be paying in your town or village.

Find your Council Tax for your town/parish (PDF) [70KB]

Summary of average Council Tax bills (all bands)

Your bill may be a little more or a little less than the average. This is because town and parish councils have different levels of precept.

BandDwellingsAverage 2022/23 Council Tax before discountsIncrease over 2021/22
H422     1.153,931.20161.76

In addition to the amount for Uttlesford District Council, the total Council Tax bill includes amounts for Essex County Council, Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and the parish and town councils.

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