About 54 percent of the council’s net revenue expenditure is paid for by government grant, retained business rates or from balances and reserves. The remainder is raised through council tax.
The level of council tax is determined by the scale of the council’s spending plans (budget), the amount of grant received from the government and the size and makeup of the housing stock (known as the council tax tax-base).
In addition to Blaby's own share of the council tax, we also collect precepts on behalf of Leicestershire County Council, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority, and parish councils.
The council has set a Council tax requirement of £5,215,580 for 2018/19.
In arriving at this figure we have taken into account the general purpose government revenue support grant of £0.2m, estimated retained business rates of £2.6m, New Homes Bonus Grant of £2.4m, and other non ringfenced grants of £0.9m.
We have set our own share of the total council tax for a band D property at £158.32 which represents an increase of £5.00 or 3.26 percent.
The band D council tax for other precepting authorities are as follows:
Leicestershire County Council: £1,242.60 (5.99 percent increase*)
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner: £199.23 (£12.00 equivalent to a 6.41percent increase)
Combined Fire Authority: £64.71(2.98 percent increase)
Average Parish Precept: £94.65
The total band D council tax set for Blaby District is £1,664.86, excluding parish precepts.
* includes 3.00 percent in respect of Adult Social Care.
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