How your Council Tax bill is calculated

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Your Council Tax bill shows how much different authorities receive for providing local services. Below is an example breakdown of these charges, which are known as precepts:

Council Tax precepts from all authorities 2022/23

Authority making a charge 2021/22 Total £000 2021/22 Amount per band D equivalent properties £000 % Change 2022/23 Total £000 2022/23 Amount per band D equivalent properties £000
Herefordshire Council 112,943 1,652.30 2.99 119,549 1,701.70
Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority 5,993 87.68 1.96 6,281 89.40
West Mercia Police 16,418 240.19 3.94 17,539 249.66
Parish and town council precepts 4,884 71.44 2.38 5,138 73.14
Average Council Tax charge including precepts 140,238 2,051.61 3.04 148,507 2,113.90

Additional charges are also collected on behalf of the Environment Agency:

Internal drainage boards (IDB) and Environment Agency charges

Levy body Net requirements (special levy) 2021/22 £000 Net requirements (special levy) 2022/23 £000
Environment Agency - West Midlands 83 85
River Lugg IDB 138 134
Lower Severn IDB 12 13
Total 233 232
Total per band D equivalent 3.41 3.30