How your Council Tax bill is calculated

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 2017/18

Authority making a charge 2016/17 Total £000 2016/17 Amount per band D equivalent property £000 % change 2017/18 Total £000 2017/18 Amount per band D equivalent property £000
Herefordshire Council 88,595 1,324.83 3.9 93,049 1,376.50
Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority 5,216 78.00 2.0 5,376 79.53
West Mercia Police 12,679 189.60 0.0 12,817 189.60
Parish and town council precepts 3,502 52.36 8.1 3,827 56.61
Average Council Tax charge including precepts 109,992 1,644.79 3.5 115,069 1,702.24
 
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) 2016/17 £000 Net requirements (special levy) 2017/18 £000
Environment Agency - West Midlands 79 80
River Lugg IDB 114 118
Lower Severn IDB 10 10
Total 203 208
Total per Band D equivalent 3.04 3.08