Council Tax Bill 2017 - 2018

During 2017/18 we will spend about £9.8 million providing services to you, the majority of which will come from Council Tax and Business Rates rather than the Government.

The overall bill is made up of five separate parts. As well as us, you also pay Council Tax to Worcestershire County Council, West Mercia Police, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority, and a parish or town council if they make a charge.

Each organisation works out how much they need to raise from Council Tax to run their services, then we’re responsible for sending out the bills to households and collecting the money.

Just eight pence in every pound you pay in Council Tax is kept by us to run everything from rubbish collections to supporting the local economy.

Wychavon collects the Council Tax on behalf of all of the organisations shown on the chart below.

Here's how much it costs us to provide some of the key services you rely on.*

Detailed information on how each organisation spends their share of the Council Tax bill is available by clicking on the links below

 

Additional charge for Adult Social Care

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has made an offer to adult social care authorities. (“Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)

The offer is the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax for financial years from the financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual approval of the House of Commons, the Secretary of State intends to offer the option of charging this “precept” at an appropriate level in each financial year up to and including the financial year 2019-20.

 

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