Council tax bill 2019 - 2020

This year we will spend £10.9 million (£9.6m in 2018/19) on services and this will come mostly come from Council Tax and business rates.

We have been careful to protect our services as much as possible and keep our costs low so that you don’t feel the pinch. We are one of the very few councils across the country that have chosen to freeze our council tax this year and we are able to do this because of the success of our grow, save, charge business plan and our good financial position. Wychavon’s bill will continue to be the lowest in Worcestershire and one of the lowest in the country. 

We collect the council tax on behalf of all of the organisations shown on the chart below.


How the Council Tax bill is split

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's how much it costs Wychavon to provide key services.*

 


£17.85 street cleaning

£11.44 recycling

£14.78 rubbish collections

£4.34 public toilets

£1.89 cctv

£9.95 planning, heritage and conservation

£7.26 environmental health

£4.82 community programmes and grants

£1.46 land drainage

£2.61 sports and arts development

£6.65 customer services and council tax collection

£4.37 registration of electors and elections

£9.15 tackling homelessness and other housing needs

£7.18 supporting business and tourism

£14.52 parks, open spaces and ground maintenance
    £1.81 other    

*How much of your Council Tax goes towards key Wychavon services (based on an average Band D household).

 

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 Housing, 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.

Further information

 

In relation to the year beginning in 2018 the following statement:

The Secretary of State for Housing, 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.