Say how you want your money to be spent
For seven consecutive years band D core council tax in the Royal Borough has not increased. This year it has increased by less than one percent which is significantly lower than RPI. Over this eight-year period this represents a 32.5 percent real terms cut to core council tax plus a priority adult social care levy of five percent.
These figures are based on savings from the changes in core council tax. They do not include the effect of the Adult Social Care (ASC) precept introduced in 2016-17 which is used to fund Adult Social Care services. The calculations also exclude Police, Fire and Parish precepts.
You can choose to donate back your savings to:
Highway and pothole repairs
Street cleaning and litter removal
Facilities for young people
Improved parking in town centres
Better public transport facilities
Tree planting, hedge care and greenery maintenance
Reducing anti-social behaviour
Royal Borough Participatory budgets - helping local groups and projects in your community
The table below identifies the amount to donate according to your valuation band and the length of time you have lived in the borough.
|Band||Saving over last 8 years||Over last 7 years||Over 6 years||Over 5 years||Over 4 years||Over 3 years||Over 2 years||Over 1 year|
Please note: These are savings relative to a council tax freeze each year.
For example, if your home is in Band D the saving for the most recent one year (right hand column in table above) compared to the 2009/10 rate (ie prior to tax reductions) is as follows:
|Council Tax 2009/10||
|Core Council Tax 2017/18||
Over seven years, the total saving has built up as follows (again, Band D):
|£41.48||year 1, 2009/10 - 2010/11|
|£46.83||year 2, 2009/10 - 2011/12|
|£62.18||year 3, 2009/10 - 2012/13|
|£91.43||year 4, 2009/10 - 2013/14|
|£110.81||year 5, 2009/10 - 2014/15|
|£130.26||year 6, 2009/10 - 2015/16|
|£130.26||year 7, 2009/10 - 2016/17|
|£121.64||year 8, 2009/10 - 2017/18|
|Grand Total (Royal Borough Band D, cumulative saving)||£734.89|
All your donations will be used for enhancing the local facilities and services which are particularly important to you and your community. We know these through the results of the annual Participatory Budget (Local Budget) public vote.
See our Low tax and further investments in services press release for more information.