Your new Council Tax bill
Council Tax for 2020/21
Council Tax for 2020/21 has increased by 3.9%. This is based on:
- a 3.6% increase to the Greater London Authority (GLA) precept which contributes to the cost of policing, the fire service and Transport for London
- a 1.99% increase to the portion of the charge which is kept by Haringey to provide Council services
- a 2% increase to the Adult Social Care precept
For more information on how this money is spent, see the Council Tax guide.
Empty property discounts
Haringey no longer offer a discount for properties:
- that require/are undergoing substantial repair
- which are empty and unfurnished
From 1 April 2019, 100% of the full Council Tax charge is payable on all empty properties unless they qualify for an exemption. Bills for empty properties will show 'PCLC – unoccupied' in the charge details section.
If your property has been empty and unfurnished for 2 years or more, you are liable to pay a premium. This will show as 'Long term empty premium' in the charge details section.
- From 1 April 2019, the premium increased to 200% of the full Council Tax charge for the property
- From 1 April 2020, the premium increases to 300% of the full Council Tax charge if the property has been empty for 5 years or more
This section details the different discounts or premiums that may be shown on your bill.
25% Reduction for single occupier
Our records show that only one adult lives in the property. If this is no longer the case, complete our change in household form.
Council Tax Reduction
Your Council Tax has been reduced as you are on a low income. If your circumstances have changed during the year it may show on your bill as a Council Tax Reduction Adjustment.
A benefit statement will be sent to you showing how your Council Tax Reduction has been worked out if the amount you get changes.
This means our records show your property is empty and unfurnished. You do not receive a discount for this but you should complete our change in household form to let them know if you have moved into the property.
This means our records show your property is unoccupied but furnished. You do not receive a discount for this but should complete our change in household form to let them know if you have moved into the property.
Long term empty premium
Our records show your property has been empty and unfurnished for more than two years.
- A premium of 100% of the full Council Tax due for the property has been added to your bill if it has been empty between 2 and 5 years
- A premium of 200% of the full Council Tax due for the property has been added to your bill if it has been empty for 5 years or more
If you have moved into the property, complete our change in household form to tell us the date you moved in.
Exempt: exemption type
- There are various types of exemption for example Wholly occupied by students
This means that there is nothing to pay at the time the bill is issued. If we know that your circumstances are due to change during the year, for example, if you are in full time education and your course ends in July, your annual bill will show you have nothing to pay. A revised bill will be sent shortly before the exemption is due to end letting you know how much you owe for the remainder of the financial year. If your circumstances have changed, complete our change in household form.
25% discount: discount type
- There are various types of discount for example Severely Mentally Impaired
Our records show that only one adult is the property is counted for Council Tax purposes – the others are “disregarded” for the reason shown. If there are two 25% discounts, it means that all adults in the household are not counted and you receive a 50% discount. If your circumstances have changed, complete our change in household form.
Disabled Band Reduction
A reduction has been applied to your account to reduce the amount you must pay to that of a band lower than your property because a member of the household needs additional room as a result of their disability. For example, if your property is in band D you have been charged the band C rate. If this person no longer lives in the property, complete our change in household form.
Payments received as at date of issue
This is the total amount you have paid since 1 April 2020. You can check the payments you have made using My Account.
Summons Costs or Liability Order
If a summons or liability order has been obtained against you during the financial year, additional costs are due. This allows us to take further action to collect what you owe. Our summons and liability order page has more information about what this means and the action you should take.