We often see news articles outlining the areas that pay the highest Council Tax. However, these stories only look at the total Council Tax figure, not the figure relative to a household’s ability to pay. To provide a better perspective we have researched the constituencies with the highest Council Tax Burden (Council Tax as a % of property value).

 

Here are the 10 Constituencies with the highest Council Tax Burden:

 

1) Easington | Council Tax Burden = 1.41% of the average property value

Region: North East

Political Party: Labour | Member of Parliament: Grahame Morris MP

Average Council Tax: £1,250

Proportional Property Tax (PPT) saving: £900 Households better off (under PPT): 100%

Levelling Up Index: 10 (10 = most in need, 1 = least in need)

2) Hartlepool | Council Tax Burden = 1.31%

Region: North East

Political Party: By-election (6th May) | Member of Parliament: By-election (6th May)

Average Council Tax: £1,450

Proportional Property Tax saving: £950 Households better off: 100%

Levelling Up Index: 10

3) Burnley | Council Tax Burden = 1.28%

Region: North West

Political Party: Conservative | Member of Parliament: Antony Higginbotham MP

Average Council Tax: £1,300

Proportional Property Tax saving: £850 | Households better off: 100%

Levelling Up Index: 10

4) Middlesbrough | Council Tax Burden = 1.27%

Region: North East

Political Party: Labour | Member of Parliament: Andy McDonald MP

Average Council Tax: £1,300

Proportional Property Tax saving: £850 | Households better off: 100%

Levelling Up Index: 10

5) Liverpool Walton | Council Tax Burden = 1.23%

Region: North West

Political Party: Labour | Member of Parliament: Dan Carden MP

Average Council Tax: £1,150

Proportional Property Tax saving: £800 | Households better off: 100%

Levelling Up Index: 10

6) Preston | Council Tax Burden = 1.21%

Region: North West

Political Party: Labour Member of Parliament: Sir Mark Hendrick MP

Average Council Tax: £1,250

Proportional Property Tax saving: £850 | Households better off: 100%

Levelling Up Index: 10

7) Blackpool South | Council Tax Burden = 1.20%

Region: North West

Political Party: Conservative | Member of Parliament: Scott Benton MP

Average Council Tax: £1,250

Proportional Property Tax saving: £750 | Households better off: 100%

Levelling Up Index: 10

8) Redcar | Council Tax Burden = 1.20%

Region: North East

Political Party: Conservative | Member of Parliament: Jacob Young MP

Average Council Tax: £1,350

Proportional Property Tax saving: £900 | Households better off: 100%

Levelling Up Index: 10

9) North Durham | Council Tax Burden = 1.19%

Region: North East

Political Party: Labour | Member of Parliament: Kevan Jones MP

Average Council Tax: £1,350

Proportional Property Tax saving: £850 | Households better off: 100%

Levelling Up Index: 9

10) Nottingham North | Council Tax Burden = 1.17%

Region: East Midlands

Political Party: Labour | Member of Parliament: Alex Norris MP

Average Council Tax: £1,150

Proportional Property Tax saving: £800 | Households better off: 100%

Levelling Up Index: 10

To see the data for all English Parliamentary constituencies, click here for Council Tax Burden and here for the impact of our reforms.