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How your Council Tax bill is calculated

Did you know you can now go paperless and view your Council Tax bill online? To set this up please login or register to manage your account online.

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 2020/21

Authority making a charge 2019/20 Total £000 2019/20 Amount per band D equivalent property £000 % change 2019/20 Total £000 2020/210 Amount per band D equivalent property £000
Herefordshire Council 104,251 1,514.70 3.9 109,780 1,573.77
Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority 5,804 84,34 1.96 5,998 85.99
West Mercia Police 14,912 216.66 3.94 15,709 225.20
Parish and town council precepts 4,622 67.16 3.95 4,869 69.81
Average Council Tax charge including precepts 129,589 1,882.86 3.82 136,356 1,954.77

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) 2019/20 £000 Net requirements (special levy) 2020/21 £000
Environment Agency - West Midlands 81 83
River Lugg IDB 138 142
Lower Severn IDB 11 11
Total 230 236
Total per Band D equivalent 3.34 3.38