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Council Tax Bands and Charges

For 2020/2021, the levels of Council Tax for a band D property are as follows:

Breakdown Cost
Merthyr Tydfil C.B.C: £1,669.71
The Police & Crime Commissioner for South Wales: £272.72
Merthyr Charge: £1,942.43
Bedlinog Community Council: £19.95
Bedlinog Charge: £1,962.38


The following table shows the full Council Tax level for each valuation band. The Merthyr Tydfil charge is for all Parishes within the Merthyr Borough. Trelewis and Bedlinog have a local Community Council and therefore pay an additional premium within their Council Tax liability.

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Bands Merthyr Tydfil Bedlinog
A £1,294.95 £1,308.25
B £1,510.77 £1,526.29
C £1,726.60 £1,744.33
D £1,942.43 £1,962.38
E £2,374.08 £2,398.46
F £2,805.72 £2,834.54
G £3,237.38 £3,270.63
H £3,884.85 £3,924.75
I £4,532.33 £4,578.88


What is Council Tax?
Council Tax helps pay for the services Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council provides for the people of Merthyr Tydfil

These services include:

  • Education
  • Social Services
  • Community centres
  • Street lighting
  • Refuse collection
  • Youth and sports centres
  • Libraries
  • Swimming pools

It also pays for our contribution towards:

  • Police
  • Fire and civil defence
  • Public transport
  • Rubbish and waste disposal 

How is the cost of my Council Tax worked out?
The normal Council Tax bill is based on 50% property element and 25% each for 2 (or more) people in residence.

Your Council Tax Demand is based on a banding determined by the Listing Officer. If you want further details about your banding, please contact:

The Listing Officer
Council Tax Wales
Valuation Office Agency
Tŷ Rhodfa
Tŷ Glas Road
CF14 5GR

Telephone Number: 03000 505505

How do I get more information?
For further information go to the Valuation Office Agency Website.

For all other Council Tax information please contact us on 01685 725000 or email: 


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