What your Council Tax pays for

1. Council Tax explained

Your Council Tax goes towards local services such as support for:

  • the elderly and vulnerable
  • young people and schools
  • parks maintenance
  • refuse disposal
  • street cleaning
  • many more local services

You can find more detailed information in the:

You can also read the explanatory notes which form part of your bill, on the Council Tax documents page.

The image below explains the Council Tax charges for 2023-24 and gives a breakdown of how the money is spent. You can click on the image to open up a copy in PDF format.

What your Council Tax pays for