Bands and charges

The amount of Council Tax you have to pay depends on which property band your home is in though your bill will be adjusted if you qualify for any Council Tax Discounts or exemptions, or if you qualify for help with Council Tax because you have a low income. 

There is one bill per dwelling whether it is a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat and whether it is owned or rented.

Council Tax Bands

The Council Tax band assigned to a property is based on the property's market value as at 1 April 1991.  

The band on your property is set by The Valuation Office Agency.

Your Council Tax bill states which band applies to your dwelling.

Valuation bands and property values  

Valuation band

Range of values

A Up to and including £40,000
B £40,001 - £52,000
 C £52,001 - £68,000
D £68,001 - £88,000
E £88,001 - £120,000
F £120,001 - £160,000
G £160,001 - £320,000
H £320,001 or more

Council Tax 2016/17

The total amount of Council Tax you pay is made up of a number of different amounts from different organisations.

These are:

  • Oldham Council including additional Adult Social Care precept
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester 
  • Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority
  • There are also 2 Parish Councils in the Oldham area that incur additional parish charges.  These are Saddleworth Parish Council and Shaw and Crompton Parish Council.
Please note that if you live in a Parish area you will pay slightly more to pay for the Parish Council.

Band

Oldham

Saddleworth

Shaw & Crompton

A

£1,107.04

£1,119.94

£1,117.51

B

£1,291.53

£1,306.58

£1,303.74

C

£1,476.04

£1,493.24

£1,490.00

D

£1,660.56

£1,679.91

£1,676.26

E

£2,029.58

£2,053.23

£2,048.77

F

£2,398.58

£2,426.53

£2,421.26

G

£2,767.60

£2,799.85

£2,793.77

H

£3,321.12

£3,359.82

£3,352.52

Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester Precept

The policing precept is the amount Oldham Council Tax payers contribute to local policing through their council tax bill.

Band

2016/17 (£)

2015/16 (£)

Change (%)

A

£104.87

£101.53

3%

B

£122.34

£118.45

3%

C

£139.82

£135.38

3%

D

£157.30

£152.30

3%

E

£192.26

£186.14

3%

F

£227.21

£219.99

3%

G

£262.17

£253.83

3%

H

£314.60

£304.60

3%

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority Precept

The fire and rescue precept is the amount Oldham Council Tax payers contribute to local fire and rescue services through your Council Tax bill.

Band

2016/17 (£)

2015/16 (£)

Change (%)

A

£39.18

£38.43

2%

B

£45.71

£44.83

2%

C

£52.24

£51.24

2%

D

£58.78

£57.64

2%

E

£71.84

£70.45

2%

F

£84.90

£83.26

2%

G

£97.96

£96.07

2%

H

£117.56

£115.28

2%


Shaw and Crompton Parish Precept

The Shaw and Crompton Parish Council precept is the amount Council Tax payers in Shaw and Crompton  contribute towards their Parish Council. 

Band

2016/17 (£)

2015/16 (£)

Change (%)

A

£10.47

£10.07

4%

B

£12.21

£11.75

4%

C

£13.96

£13.43

4%

D

£15.70

£15.11

4%

E

£19.19

£18.47

4%

F

£22.68

£21.83

4%

G

£26.17

£25.18

4%

H

£31.40

£30.22

4%

Saddleworth Parish Precept

The Saddleworth Parish Council precept is the amount Council Tax payers in Saddleworth contribute towards their Parish Council. 

Band

2016/17 (£)

2015/16 (£)

Change (%)

A

£12.90

£12.90

0%

B

£15.05

£15.05

0%

C

£17.20

£17.20

0%

D

£19.35

£19.35

0%

E

£23.65

£23.65

0%

F

£27.95

£27.95

0%

G

£32.25

£32.25

0%

H

£38.70

£38.70

0%

Adult Social Care Precept

From April 2016 Central Government allowed Local Authorities who provide Adult Social Care to increase their share of Council Tax by up to an extra 2% in comparison to the previous year’s council tax. This additional Council Tax charge is called the Adult Social Care Precept.

This precept is shown as a separate charge on your Council Tax bill.

The income generated from this charge is ring-fenced, meaning it can only be used for Oldham Councils adult social care service.

Band

2016/17 (£)

2015/16 (£)

Change (%)

A

£18.57

£0.00

N/A

B

£21.66

£0.00

N/A

C

£24.76

£0.00

N/A

D

£27.85

£0.00

N/A

E

£34.04

£0.00

N/A

F

£40.23

£0.00

N/A

G

£46.42

£0.00

N/A

H

£55.70

£0.00

N/A

Council Tax Team
Access Oldham
Level 4, Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham, OL1 1UG
Tel 0161 770 6622