Your Council Tax bill 2018-19
During 2018/19 we will spend about £8 million 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 £1.45 million a year by 2021.
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, 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 local economy.
Detailed information on how each organisation spends its share of the Council Tax bill is also available:
- Worcestershire County Council
- Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority
- West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner
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.
For further information on Malvern Hills District Council’s share of the Council Tax bill please contact Becky Floyd (Finance Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org
How we use your money to look after and improve the district