Where Council Tax Goes?
The money raised from Council Tax together with Government
grants is used to pay for a
wide range of local services including but not limited to:
- social services
- highway maintenance
- street lighting
- building control
- planning and economic development
- passenger transport
- cemeteries and crematoria
- trading standards
- waste management
- homelessness assistance
- money advice
- parks and playgrounds
- housing benefit
- health and safety
- food hygiene
- information and advice centres
- pest control
What is Council Tax?
Council Tax is the current form of local taxation for domestic
properties which local authorities use to raise money to pay for
around 15% of the cost of local services such as Education, Social
Services, Refuse Collection and so on.
Council Tax is a property tax with a personal element. The
property element is based on the property's valuation band
(see Valuation bands).
The personal element takes into account the number of people aged
over 18 living in a property, and allows for a discount to be
granted in some circumstances.
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