Your Council Tax explained

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20 March 2018

0% rise in your Council Tax

Council Tax leaflet

 

You should now have had your Council Tax bill and leaflet (pictured). We're pleased to say that Wychavon's section of the bill has not increased for the coming year. We are one of the very few councils who have been able to do this.

This will mean an average band D property will pay just £120.08 a year for our services.

This year we will spend £9.6 million on services (£9.8 million last year) - this will come from Council Tax, Business Rates and government grant.

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. This is a result of the success of our Grow, Save, Charge business plan and our good financial position.

 

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Where does your money go?

Below shows the breakdown of how much our key services cost over a year based on a band D property.

Where does my money go

Promises, promises

We have also agreed 14 new promises on exciting areas. New promises will also sit under the priorities of people, place and prosperity.

Among the promises are:

  • Work with partners to establish multi-sports hubs for Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore.
  • Tackle social mobility in the district by holding a summit with partners. Initial fund of £30,000 - with the potential for further funding and actions.
  • A three year promise to tackle littering and use of plastics.
  • Extra support for people facing Universal Credit and those who are at risk of becoming homeless.
  • More stretching targets and increased funding for apprenticeships.
  • Improving opportunities for green travel such as car charging points and more cycle routes.
  • Installing adult changing spaces in public toilets.
  • Promoting self build and custom build properties.
  • Doing more to promote tourism and get more overnight stays in the district.
  • Launching a village of culture competition.

Why not switch to e-billing?

Save paper and help us save money by getting your Council Tax bill e-mailed to you. To sign up for e-billing send an email to ebilling@southworcestershirerevenues.gov.uk with ‘Yes to e-billing’ in the subject line. Please include your name, Council Tax account number (on your bill) and your address in the main body of the email.

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Find out more

To find out more about Council Tax and how your money is spent. Click here.