Chelmsford City Council

What Council Tax pays for

We collect Council Tax to pay for local services.

Your Council Tax bill is made up of five elements, which are split between:

We issue one bill for each home, no matter what type of property it is, or whether it is owned or rented. 

You can look at GOV.UK to find out who is responsible for paying Council Tax.

Your bill is based on your Council Tax band. The Valuation Office Agency allocate Council Tax bands.


Statement regarding Adult Social Care precept

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 2019/2020’. 

  

Adult Social Care increase 

On your Council Tax bill, the increase in the charge (or precept) for Adult Social Care is shown as 2%.

This 2% is the increase in the charge for Adult Social Care as a proportion of Essex County Council's total charge for 2017/18.

The increase between this year's and last year's Adult Social Care charge is 42%.

This means that for a band D property, the increase is £23.31, as last year's amount was £55.35 and this year's is £78.66.
  

Increases for each band

Band A:

  • Adult Social Care charge for 2017/18: £36.90
  • Adult Social Care charge for 2018/19: £54.22
  • Increase: £15.54

Band B:

  • Adult Social Care charge for 2017/18: £43.05
  • Adult Social Care charge for 2018/19: £61.18
  • Increase: £18.13

Band C:

  • Adult Social Care charge for 2017/18: £49.20
  • Adult Social Care charge for 2018/19: £69.92
  • Increase: £20.72

Band D:

  • Adult Social Care charge for 2017/18: £55.35
  • Adult Social Care charge for 2018/19: £78.66
  • Increase: £23.31

Band E:

  • Adult Social Care charge for 2017/18: £67.65
  • Adult Social Care charge for 2018/19: £96.14
  • Increase: £28.49

Band F:

  • Adult Social Care charge for 2017/18: £79.95
  • Adult Social Care charge for 2018/19: £113.62
  • Increase: £33.67

Band G:

  • Adult Social Care charge for 2017/18: £92.25
  • Adult Social Care charge for 2018/19: £131.10
  • Increase: £38.85

Band H:

  • Adult Social Care charge for 2017/18: £110.70
  • Adult Social Care charge for 2018/19: £157.32
  • Increase: £46.62
      

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