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 2018/19

Authority making a charge 2017/18 Total £000 2017/18 Amount per band D equivalent property £000 % change 2018/19 Total £000 2018/19 Amount per band D equivalent property £000
Herefordshire Council 93,049 1,376.50 4.9 98,445 1,443.95
Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority 5,376 79.53 3.0 5,584 81.90
West Mercia Police 12,817 189.60 3.9 13,436 197.07
Parish and town council precepts 3,827 56.61 10.5 4,264 62.55
Average Council Tax charge including precepts 115,069 1,702.24 4.9 121,729 1,785.47

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) 2017/18 £000 Net requirements (special levy) 2018/19 £000
Environment Agency - West Midlands 80 80
River Lugg IDB 118 127
Lower Severn IDB 10 10
Total 208 217
Total per Band D equivalent 3.08 3.18