The Council sets the amount of Council Tax you pay, it helps pay for local services such as education and social services. The amount set depends on how much the Council and certain other public bodies (such as the police and Fire Service) spend and how much money they get from other places. The amount charged (before any reductions) also depends on which valuation band each property is in.
Each council is responsible for collecting Council Tax from all households in their area.
You will normally receive your annual Council Tax bill in March. It will tell you how much you have to pay and how that amount has been worked out. The bill will also set out the amount of each instalment and the dates when payment should be received. Payment is due once a month from April through to January inclusive. Normally, you will be offered 10 instalments, however if you would like your instalments extended until March email [email protected], ensure that you quote your name, address and customer reference number.
Following a period of consultation, the Council agreed the budget report 2021-22 at Full Council. The report details the Council's spending plans and explains how we intend to use all of the revenue for the year ahead. Appendix three (which can be found budget report 2021-22) has a breakdown of how the revenue budget is divided up.
Revenue spending on Council Services will total £744 million during 2021-22. A total of £628m of this spending will be funded from a combination of grants, business rates, and fees and charges. This leaves a total of £146m to be met from Council Tax. The budget also includes £220 million of capital spending.