Your district council is responsible for collecting Council Tax for the district, although the total amount collected is divided between the East Suffolk Council, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner and your town or parish council.
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|The average total cost for a band D property is £2018.75 per year, which includes town and parish councils.|
Each town or parish council can set its own precept to fund its planned spending and this is collected by East Suffolk Council as part of your Council Tax bill. If your town or parish council has set a precept, your bill will give you full details or you can find out by following the link below for town and parish precept requirements.
‘ASC 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 2015 Spending Round and Autumn Statement announced an additional flexibility on top of the core principle for local authorities with responsibility for adult social care for all years of the spending review (i.e. up to and including 2019-20) subject to annual approval by the House of Commons. This is known as the ‘Adult Social Care precept’. Subsequent spending rounds have announced the continuation of further such flexibilities.
In 2023–24 it is proposed that ASC authorities can increase their council tax by up to 2% on top of the 3% core principle. The referendum principles do not apply separately to the core referendum principle and the Adult Social Care precept. They only apply to the combined Council Tax flexibility.
In 2023-24, people who live in East Suffolk will pay £182.38 million in Council Tax. This money goes to:
These authorities also get money from the Government, from fees and charges and from business rates, to pay for the services they provide.
Business rates (Non-domestic rates) collected by local authorities are the way that those who occupy non-domestic property contribute towards the cost of local services. Under the Business Rates retention arrangements introduced from 1 April 2013, authorities keep a proportion of the Business Rates paid locally. This provides a direct financial incentive for authorities to work with local businesses to create a favourable local environment for growth since authorities will benefit from growth in business rates revenue.
The money, together with revenue from Council Tax payers, revenue support grant provided by the Government and certain other sums, is used to pay for the services provided by your local authority and other local authorities in your area.