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Is your property in the Square Mile?

We are only responsible for the collection of council tax for properties within a small area of central London known as the City of London or 'Square Mile'.

Find your local council to work out which council you need to pay council tax to.

Council tax amounts 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

Each year the City of London Corporation sets the maximum council tax amount payable for each band.

2015/16 council tax amounts
Band ​Inner Temple Middle Temple City excluding Temples
A £628.96 £628.96 £628.96
B £733.79 £733.79 £733.79
C £838.61 £838.61 £838.61
D £943.44 £943.44 £943.44
E £1153.09 £1153.09 £1153.09
F £1362.75 £1362.75 £1362.75
G £1572.40 £1572.40 £1572.40
H £1886.88 £1886.88 £1886.88

In March each year you will be sent an annual council tax bill detailing the council tax amount due for the full financial year 1 April to 31 March next.

Council tax booklet for 2015/16

Council tax and non-domestic rate booklet 2015-2016 (240kb)

Revenues self service 

If you have a council tax account with the City of London you can register to view your council tax account details online. For further information or details of how to register for this service please see our council tax online.

If your council tax account has already been closed , for security reasons, you will not be able to register that account for the self service facility.

How your bill is calculated

What you actually pay will depend on your own circumstances. There are some situations where your council tax bill can be reduced, or where you may not have to pay a bill at all.

The amount of council tax you pay will depend on:

  • the council tax band for your property - for more information see our council tax band and appeals page
  • the amount of council tax payable in the City of London for that band
  • whether you are entitled to any discounts, exemptions or relief on the full bill - for more information see our council tax reductions

Council tax reduction for people on low incomes

To check if you are entitled to help paying your council tax please see the information on our council tax reduction scheme.

Council tax and data protection

How we will use your information

The information that you provide will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and relevant legislation. This authority has a duty to protect public funds it administers, and may use information held about you for the prevention and detection of fraud and other lawful purposes. This may include, but not be limited to, matching council tax data with electoral registration records. The council will also use the information for the purpose of performing any of its statutory enforcement duties. It will make any disclosures required by law and may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.

National Fraud Initiative

The National Fraud Initiative (NFI) is the Audit Commission’s data matching exercise that tackles a broad range of fraud risks faced by the public sector. This means the Audit Commission is to cross check claims for council tax single occupier discount against other databases held by them. For more information please go to the Audit Commission Website.

Warning - council tax scams

There is a council tax scam operating nationally where bogus callers are telephoning residents purporting to be from the council. Sometimes they say that they are ringing about a council tax rebate. The caller knows the council tax payer's name and address and pretends to know the bank account details. He/she then attempts to obtain full bank account details from the resident. These personal details can be sold on or misused, and unauthorised withdrawals are taken from bank accounts.

Do not give your bank details or make payment to anyone who calls you out of the blue.

The City of London Corporation does not contact residents over the phone to arrange council tax rebates and never requests personal bank details except when a resident phones the City to discuss payments of their council tax bills.​​

Council tax helps pay for local services like policing and domestic rubbish collection.

03 February 2015
Last Modified:
14 August 2015