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 2019/20

Authority making a charge 2018/19 Total £000 2018/19 Amount per band D equivalent property £000 % change 2019/20 Total £000 2019/20 Amount per band D equivalent property £000
Herefordshire Council 98,445 1,443.95 4.9 104,251 1,514.70
Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority 5,584 81.90 2.98 5,804 84.34
West Mercia Police 13,436 197.07 9.94 14,912 216.66
Parish and town council precepts 4,264 62.55 7.37 4,622 67.16
Average Council Tax charge including precepts 121,729 1,785.47 5.45 129,589 1,882.86

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) 2018/19 £000
Environment Agency - West Midlands 81 80
River Lugg IDB 138 127
Lower Severn IDB 11 10
Total 230 217
Total per Band D equivalent 3.34 3.18