What does my Council Tax pay for?
Most of the money for providing services to you comes from central government and other grants. In Wyre Forest, just under £6 million is collected through Council Tax.
We collect your Council Tax but most of it goes to other organisations. We get just 12p in every pound.
Worcestershire County Council
Includes adult social care and children's services.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia
Information relating to the Council Tax precept is available on the financial information pages of the West Merica PCC website
Wyre Forest District Council
This year we have increased our share of the bill by £5 for a band D home.
Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority
Town and Parish Councils
The exact amount will depend on which town or parish you live in.
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.