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Your Council Tax bill explained

This year, South Ribble Council has raised its Council Tax by 1.99%.

This increase is lower than the maximum allowed under current funding restrictions of 2.99%.

The increase equates to just £4.36 extra per year, which is less than 1.2p per day for a Band D South Ribble property.

72% of our properties are Band C or below so will see a smaller increase.

What does South Ribble Borough Council do with your money?

Although we collect your Council Tax, we only keep around 12p in every pound collected.

We hand over the remaining money to Lancashire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire and Lancashire Combined Fire and Rescue Authority.

We use our portion of your Council Tax Bill to continue to fund our excellent services which our residents value highly including:

  • Refuse Collection Services
  • Street sweeping and grounds maintenance Services
  • Leisure and sports pitches
  • Culture and Related Services
  • Planning Services
  • Housing Services
  • Environmental Health Services

We are the 'billing authority' and even though we collect the money for all the other major and parish preceptors, we are not responsible for their charges and increases. Any enquiries about price increases by other preceptors should be made directly to them.

2020/21 Council Tax figures

2020/21 Council Tax Figures
 2019/202020/21Increase/Decrease
South Ribble (BC)£218.88£223.241.99%
Lancashire County Council£1346.59£1400.323.99%
Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire£201.45£211.454.97%
Lancashire Combined Fire and Rescue Authority£69.48£70.861.99%
Sub Total£1836.40£1905.873.78%
Town and Parish Council Average£11.10£11.987.93%
Total£1847.50£1917.853.81%

 

 

Your Council Tax bill explained: Document contents

What do we do with your money?

Although we collect your Council Tax, we only keep around 12p in every pound collected.

We hand over the remaining money to Lancashire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire and Lancashire Combined Fire and Rescue Authority.

We use our portion of your Council Tax bill to continue to fund our excellent services which our residents value highly including:

  • Refuse Collection Services
  • Street sweeping and grounds maintenance Services
  • Leisure and sports pitches
  • Culture and Related Services
  • Planning Services
  • Housing Services
  • Environmental Health Services

We are the 'billing authority' and even though we collect the money for all the other major and parish preceptors, we are not responsible for their charges and increases. Any enquiries about price increases by other preceptors should be made directly to them.

2022/23 Council Tax figures

Below are the band D figures for all the preceptors for 2022/23 along with the percentage change when compared to 2021/22.

2022/23 Council Tax figures
 2021/222022/23Increase/Decrease
South Ribble Borough Council£223.24£223.240.00%
Lancashire County Council£1456.19£1514.293.99%
Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire£226.45£236.454.42%
Lancashire Combined Fire and Rescue Authority£72.77£77.276.92%
Sub Total£1978.15£2051.25 
Town and Parish Council average£13.19£12.81-2.88%
Total£1991.34£2064.06 

 

Below is also a table detailing all the 2022/23 banding charges in various parishes.

2022/23 parish banding charges
 Bands
Parish or areaABCDEFGH
Range of valuesUp to and including £40,000£40,001 to £52,000£52,001 to £68,000£68,001 to £88,000£88,001 to £120,000£120,001 to £160,000£160,001 to £320,000More than £320,001
Proportion of Band D Council Tax6/97/98/99/911/913/915/918/9
Farington£1,389.98£1,621.65£1,853.31£2,084.97£2,548.29£3,011.63£3,474.95£4,169.94
Hutton£1,384.49£1,615.25£1,846.00£2,076.74£2,538.23£2,999.74£3,461.23£4,153.48
Little Hoole£1,386.01£1,617.02£1,848.02£2,079.02£2,541.02£3,003.03£3,465.03£4,158.04
Longton£1,391.99£1,623.99£1,855.99£2,087.98£2,551.97£3,015.97£3,479.97£4,175.96
Much Hoole£1,384.31£1,615.03£1,845.75£2,076.46£2,537.89£2,999.33£3,460.77£4,152.92
Penwortham£1,384.22£1,614.93£1,845.63£2,076.33£2,537.73£2,999.15£3,460.55£4,152.66
Samlesbury and Cuerdale£1,378.34£1,608.07£1,837.79£2,067.51£2,526.95£2,986.41£3,445.85£4,135.02
All other areas£1,367.50£1,595.42£1,823.34£2,051.25£2,507.08£2,962.92£3,418.75£4,102.50

 

Adult Social Care precept

The Adult Social Care (ASC) precept was introduced by the government in 2016/17 allowing those councils which provide social care to adults to increase their share of council tax.

Adult Social Care services support some of the most vulnerable members of our communities, largely supporting those in old age and adults with disabilities. Due to an ageing population demand on adult services has significantly increased pressure on the council's budget. The extra council tax income raised by the ASC precept therefore helps to reduce this financial pressure.

In 2021/22 Government allowed council with adult social care responsibilities to increase their adult social care precept by a maximum of 3%. Lancashire County Council chose to raise the adult social care precept by 2%, opting to defer the remaining 1% increase into 2022/23. For 2022/23 councils were again allowed to increase their adult social care precept by a further 1% plus any deferred percentage from 2021/22. For 2022/23, therefore, Lancashire County Council has increased its adult social care precept by 2%, comprising the 1% announced by Government for 2022/23 plus the 1% deferred from 2021/22.

The table below shows how much additional income is generated by the adult social care precept.

Adult Social Care precept
 2016/172017/182018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23
% increase2%2%3%1%2%2%2%
Raising additional income£7.887m£8.353m£13.251m£4.750m£9.993m£10.390m£10.984

 

Adult Social Care precept 2016/17 to 2022/23

The ASC precept figure above combines the amounts charged in 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and the increase for 2022/23.

Each property band's amount can be broken down as follows:

Adult Social Care per band
 ASC precept increaseBand ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand GBand H
2016/172%£15.06£17.58£20.09£22.60£27.62£32.64£37.66£45.20
2017/182%£15.66£18.28£20.89£23.50£28.72£33.94£39.16£47.00
2018/193%£24.45£28.50£32.58£36.65£44.80£52.95£61.10£73.30
2019/201%£8.63£10.07£11.51£12.95£15.83£18.71£21.58£25.90
2020/212%£17.95£20.95£23.93£26.93£32.91£38.90£44.88£53.86
2021/222%£18.68£21.78£24.90£28.01£34.24£40.46£46.69£56.02
2022/232%£19.41£22.65£25.89£29.12£35.59£42.06£48.53£58.24
  £119.84£139.81£159.79£179.76£219.71£259.65£299.60£359.52

 

The table below shows the total amount of ASC precept compared to the general council tax precept, for each property band, for LCC services in 2022/23.

Adult Social Care precept compared with general precept
BandABCDEFGH
General Precept£889.69£1,037.97£1,186.25£1,334.53£1,631.09£1,927.6632,224.22£2,669.06
Adult Social Care precept£119.84£139.81£159.79£179.76£219.71£259.65£299.60£359.52
Overall Council Tax£1,009.53£1,177.78£1,346.04£1,514.29£1,850.80£2,187.31£2,523.82£3,028.58

 

When you receive your council tax bill you will notice the following sentence:

'The council tax attributable to Lancashire County Council includes a precept to fund adult social care.'

This is a statutory sentence prescribed by Government legislation and refers to the separate line on your bill relating to the Lancashire County Council Adult Social Care precept. The other line relating to Lancashire County Council does not include the Adult Social Care precept; they are two distinct charges.

Please note:

The government has said that the ASC precept must be shown as a separate charge on all council tax bills. The way that we work out this increase and show it on our council tax bills is prescribed by The Council Tax (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

By law any increases on your council tax bill must be shown to the nearest decimal point - which means that the 1.99% general expenditure increase must be shown as 2%.

Adult Social Care charges 2022/23 explained

For 2022/23 LCC have increased their overall council tax charge by 3.99%, 2% to fund Adult Social Care and 1.99% to fund General Expenditure.

To clarify, the Adult Social Care element has increased by 2% or £29.12 on the overall charge (for a Band D property).

This is calculated as follows:

£29.12 (the amount of Adult Social Care increase) divided by £1,456.19 (last year's overall Band D charge) multiplied by 100 (to give a percentage figure).

Adult Social Care charges - increase on general expenditure
 2021/22 charge2022/23 chargeAmount increase (£)Overall % increase
General expenditure£1305.55£1334.53£28.981.99%
Adult Social Care£150.64£179.76£29.122.00%
Overall charge£1456.19£1514.29£58.103.99%

 

Useful contact details

To clarify, we are the 'billing authority' and even though we collect the money for all the other major and parish preceptors, we are not responsible for their charges and increases.

Any enquiries about price increases by other preceptors should be made directly to them.

Please find below their respective websites:

Parish Council websites:

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