Setting the Council Tax

About 54% 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 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 and 2019

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 ring-fenced grants of £0.9m.

We have set our share of the total council tax for a band D property at £158.32 which represents an increase of £5.00 or 3.26%.

The band D council tax for other precepting authorities are as follows:

Leicestershire County Council: £1,242.60 (5.99% increase*)

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner: £199.23 (£12.00 equivalent to a 6.41% increase)

Combined Fire Authority: £64.71(2.98% 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% in respect of Adult Social Care.

View information on council tax bands and charges

Last updated 27 May 2020
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