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 2021/22

Authority making a charge 2020/21 Total £000 2020/21 Amount per band D equivalent properties £000 % Change 2021/22 Total £000 2021/22 Amount per band D equivalent properties £000
Herefordshire Council 109,780 1,573.77 4.99 112,943 1,652.30
Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority 5,998 85.99 1.97 5,993 87.68
West Mercia Police 15,709 225.20 6.66 16,418 240.19
Parish and town council precepts 4,869 69.81 2.33 4,884 71.44
Average Council Tax charging including precepts 136,356 1,954.77 4.95 140,238 2,056.61

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) 2020/21 £000 Net requirements (special levy) 2021/22 £000
Environment Agency - West Midlands 83 83
River Lugg IDB 142 138
Lower Severn IDB 11 12
Total 236 233
Total per Band D equivalent 3.38 3.41