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Council Tax levels 2017-18

Most properties are subject to Council Tax, which helps to pay for the cost of local services.

Council Tax 2017-18

Craven District Council acts as the billing authority for Council Tax purposes. The Council's Band D Council tax for 2017/18 is £162.21, which is 3.18% higher than for 2016/17. Whilst your Council tax bill is issued by Craven District Council, it includes amounts collected by it on behalf of the following:

Band D Council Tax 2017/18
 Band D Council Tax 2017/18Increase
North Yorkshire County Council1189.503.99
Police and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire221.321.99
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service67.191.99
Local Town and Parish Councils59.132.54

To help improve local accountability, the Council Tax bill provides an analysis of the Council Tax charges from each of the local authorities providing services to residents of Craven District.

As in previous years, the amount shown for local Town and Parish Councils is an average so the actual amount you will pay as part of your Council Tax will vary according to the area in which you live.

Finally Council Tax is set on the basis of a Band D calculation with other bands expressed as a proportion (e.g. Band A is 6/9 of Band D, Band H is 18/9 of Band D). In some cases the % change in the Council tax may vary slightly from the band D % increase as a result of rounding.

How your Council Tax is worked out.

The amount that you will have to pay is worked out following the preparation of an annual budget by the Council.

Budgets are also prepared by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC), North Yorkshire Police Authority (NYPA), North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority (NYFRA) and Town and Parish Councils (Parishes). Once their budgets are agreed they notify Craven District Council (CDC) how much money they require to help them provide the services they are responsible for. These notifications are called precepts and require CDC to raise the necessary amounts through the Council Tax.

As well as money raised from Council Tax other income received from Central Government and Business Rates is also used to pay for services that the Council provides.

The amount you pay is then worked out by adding all the precepts to the net amount required by CDC (after taking account of Government Grants and Business Rates income). This sum is then divided by the number of residential properties in the area to give an amount to pay for a property in Band "D". The number of properties in Band D for 2016/17 is 22092.84. This is called the Tax Base

So what do I Pay?

Table 1 below illustrates the calculation for a property in Band "D". The amount due for properties in other Bands is shown in Table 2. Please note that you need to add any additional amount required by your local Town or Parish Council.

TABLE 1

Council Tax calculation for a property in Band D
 Council Tax for a Band D property
Amount required by: £000£%
North Yorkshire County Council262791189.5070.00
Police and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire4890221.3213.02
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service148467.193.95
Craven District Council3584162.219.55
Parishes130659.133.48
Total375431699.35100.00

Please note that these amounts have been rounded to the nearest thousand. Also, the actual amount that you will have to pay will be less if you are entitled to any reliefs. (See the "Help with your Council Tax" section).

TABLE 2

Council Tax Bands and calculations 2017-18

Services Provided By

Band A (£)

Band B (£)

Band C (£)

Band D (£)

Band E (£)

Band F (£)

Band G (£)

Band H (£)

North Yorkshire

County Council

793.00 

925.17 

1057.33

1,189.50  

1,453.83 

1,718.17 

1,982.50

2,379.00 

Police and Crime

Commissioner North Yorkshire                           

147.55 

172.14   

196.73   

221.32     

270.50     

319.68   

319.68   

442.64

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

44.79

52.26

59.72

67.19

82.12       

97.05

111.98    

134.38 

Craven District Council   

108.14

126.16   

144.19

162.21     

198.26     

234.30   

270.35   

324.42 

Amount due(Excl. Parish amounts)          

1093.47

1,275.73

1,457.97

1,640.22 

2,004.71 

2,369.20 

2,733.70 

3,280.44

excel icon Click here to see a chart representing Table 1 and Table 2. [47kb]

Where does each pound I pay go?

This year Craven District Council must collect £37.543m from Council Taxpayers. From each pound collected, about 70p will go to North Yorkshire County Council and 13p will go to the Police and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire. A further 4p will go to the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority and about 3p will go to Town and Parish Councils

Only 10p of each pound collected is spent on services provided by Craven District Council.

Additional Information

excel icon Council Tax Payable 2017-18 [168kb]

excel icon Craven District Council Parish Precepts. [30kb]

excel icon Craven District Council's Planned Spend 2017-18 [91kb]

excel icon Craven District Council's Capital Programme and Reserves Leaflet 2017-18 [28kb]

pdf icon North Yorkshire County Council Budget Leaflet [272kb]

pdf icon North Yorkshire Police and CC Precept 2017 18 [1Mb]

excel icon North Yorkshire Fire and rescue Budget Information 2017-18 [10kb]

pdf icon Adult Social Care Precept - Additional Information [120kb]