Your Council Tax bill 2016-17

During 2016/17 we will spend about £8.6million providing services to you, the majority of which will come from Council Tax and Business Rates rather than the Government. This is because our government funding is being cut and will disappear completely by 2019/20 which means we need to save £1.8million a year over the next four years.

The good news is your Council Tax bill still remains the second lowest in Worcestershire and amongst the lowest in the country. The overall bill is made up of up to 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, if there is one in your area, a town or parish council.

Each organisation works out how much they need to raise from Council Tax to run their services and can increase their share of the bill which affects the total amount you pay. We’re then responsible for sending out bills to households and collecting the money.

Just nine pence in every pound you pay in Council Tax is kept by us, to run everything from rubbish collections to supporting the local economy. You can find more information in our Council Tax leaflet.

How Our Budget Compares to Last Year

 

£'000

Budget requirement for 2015-16

8,750

Pay and price inflation

161

Investment in services

340

Service and efficiency savings (net)

(610)

Budget requirement for 2016-17

8,641

 

How We'll Spend the Money in 2016 - 17

Services  

 2015 - 16 Net Expenditure  £'000

              

2016 - 17  

             

   

Expenditure £'000's

Income £'000's

Net £'000's


Community Services

3,971

5,019

(1,541)

3,478


Planning, Economy & Housing

1,883

3,518

(1,682)

1,836

Corporate & Democratic Core

3,061

25,925

(22,598)

3,327

Total service expenditure & income

8,915

34,462

(25,821)

8,641

Total MHDC budget requirement

8,750

   

8,641

Use of balances & reserves

1303

   

-83

Financed by grant

3,630

   

4,535

Council Tax

3,982

   

4,189

Council Tax Ley at Band D

£137.60

   

£142.60

 

Make up of Council Tax 2016 - 17

Band

Worcestershire County Council

733.81

856.11

978.41

1100.71

1345.32

1589.92

1834.52

2201.43

Worcestershire County Council – Adult Social Care

14.40

16.80

19.20

21.60

26.40

31.20

36.00

43.20

Worcestershire County Council – Total Precept

748.21

872.91

997.61

1122.31

1371.72

1621.12

1870.52

2244.63

West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner

126.40

147.47

168.54

189.60

231.74

273.87

316.00

379.21

Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Authority

52.00

60.67

69.33

78.00

95.33

112.67

130.00

156.00

Malvern Hills District Council

95.07

110.91

126.76

142.60

174.29

205.98

237.67

285.20

Average levies and Parish precepts*

40.65

47.43

54.20

60.98

74.53

88.08

101.63

121.96

*Parish precepts/ special levies are based on average charges. Depending on where you live, you may be required to pay slightly more or less than the sums shown.

The total Council Tax levy for all organisations for an average Band D household is £1593.49 of which just £142.60 will be taken by Malvern Hills District Council in 2016-17.

Click here to find out how much the total bill will be in your area and for your property for 2016-17.

Detailed information on how each of the other organisations spends its share of the Council Tax bill is available by clicking on the links below:

Additional charge for Adult Social Care

This year adult social care authorities - in this area Worcestershire County Council - can increase their share of the Council Tax bill by an extra two per cent without holding a referendum. This is specifically to help fund the cost of adult social care and is on top of any increase, up to two per cent, introduced to fund the running of day-to-day services. Click here for more information.

For further information on Malvern Hills District Council’s share of the Council Tax bill please contact Becky Floyd (Finance Manager) rebecca.floyd@malvernhills.gov.uk