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This note contains key statistics on council tax levels in 2013/14 and a limited amount of analysis is provided. The main purpose of this note is to act as a reference document although more detailed analysis is available on request.

On 27 March 2013 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released a comprehensive list of the levels of council tax charged by each local authority in England for 2013/14. The Welsh Assembly Government released similar information on 21 March 2013. The Scottish Executive had previously announced that all Scottish Councils would be freezing council tax in 2013/14.

The average council tax for a band D household in 2013/14 is: £1,456 in England; £1,226 in Wales; and, £1,149 in Scotland.

In England the average council tax for a band D household will rise by 0.8% on 2012/13. In Wales the average band D council tax will rise by 3.2% on 2012/13. Council tax levels have been frozen in Scotland.

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