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Council Tax 2019

Your annual council tax charge is based on:

  • The area you live in, known as the parish and
  • The valuation of your property, known as its banding.  Further information on council tax bands can be found here

Gloucester City Council also collect council tax for:

Council Tax Charges 2019

Band

Gloucester

(£)

County (£)

County

Adult Social Care (£)

Police and Crime Commissioner (£)

Total for City tax payer (£)

Quedgeley Town Council (£)

Total for Quedgeley tax payer (£)

A

134.66

800.66

61.81

166.99

1164.12

25.39

1189.51

B

157.10

934.09

72.12

194.83

1358.14

29.62

1387.76

C

179.55

1067.54

82.42

222.66

1552.17

33.85

1586.02

D

201.99

1200.98

92.72

250.49

1746.18

38.08

1784.26

E

246.88

1467.87

113.32

306.15

2134.22

46.55

2180.77

F

291.76

1734.75

133.93

361.82

2522.26

55.01

2577.27

G

336.65

2001.64

154.53

417.48

2910.30

63.47

2973.77

H

403.98

2401.96

185.44

500.98

3492.36

76.17

3568.53

Increase /

Decrease

3%

3%

2%

10.6%

5.5%

0.0%

5.4%

 

 

   2019/2020
 Corporate & democratic core  1838
 Central services to public  1782
 Cultural & related services  3084
 Environmental services  5519
 Planning & development services  891
 Highways, roads & transport services  -373
 Housing general fund  637
 Drainage board levy  87
 Total Net Cost of Services  13,465
   
Capital charges / technical adjustments 655
   
Budget requirement 14,120
   
Funded by:  
New Homes Bonus -1212
Business Rates Retention and RSG -5126
Transition Grant 0
   
Which leaves council tax payers to fund 7,782

The level of council tax

Council tax is the main source of locally-raised income for this council and is used to meet the difference between the amount we wish to spend and the amount we receive from other sources such as business rates and government grants. In setting the level of council tax payable, the council cabinet has kept in mind the difficult economic and financial climate that many of our residents face. On the other hand, our funding from central government has dropped sharply in the period 2010 to 2019, and future funding levels are uncertain. We have to consider what level of increase in council tax is sustainable, without creating an increased risk of service cuts and/or larger tax increases in the future. The average council tax you will pay for services provided by us is £201.99 for a band D taxpayer. This is an increase of £5.86 over last year, equating to 11 pence per week.

Budget comparison

 Budget Requirement 2018/19  13,930
 Increased costs and budget pressures  963
 Budget Savings  (683)
 Reduction in budgeted surplus  (90)
 Budget Requirement 18/19  14,120

How our budget compares

Our general fund working balance is forecast to be £1.546m at the end of the 2019-20 year.

Investment in the future

Our capital investment will fund major regeneration projects, including Kings Square as well as continued transformation of council services

Adult Social Care precept

The government has allowed councils which provide social care to adults to increase their share of council tax by up to an extra 2% in comparison to last year’s council tax. This additional council tax charge is called the adult social care precept.

This precept is shown as a separate charge on your council tax bill and is included in your monthly council tax payments. The income from this charge is ring-fenced, meaning it can only be used for adult social care services.

Gloucestershire County Council is the authority which provides adult social care services, and we collect this charge on their behalf.

Further information can be found on the County Council’s website here

Information for previous financial years about Council services and council tax charges can be found here

Investment in the future

Our capital investment will fund major regeneration projects, including the Kings Quarter, Blackfriars and Bakers Quay, as well as digital transformation of council services – see here, here and here for more detail 

Core Values

One of our core values is to strive for value for money and only spend what we can afford

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