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Council Tax

Council Tax is the tax you pay on your domestic property to help finance the local services provided by:

Crawley Borough Council collects the Council Tax on behalf of all three bodies. We keep 13 per cent to spend on Borough Council services. Sussex Police spend 9 per cent and West Sussex County Council takes 78%.

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Council Tax for 2014/15

Council Tax leaflet front cover Click the image or the link to download a copy of this year’s Council Tax leaflet . If you would like a paper version please email or telephone 01293 438357. The part of your Council Tax for Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council has been frozen again but there is a slight increase (£2.70 a year for Band D) due to a 1.95% increase for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner element.

The amount you pay depends on which property band your property falls into and also the number of adults living in the property.

Discounts and reductions are available for people living on their own, for people with disabilities, for students and others.

The table below shows the tax for each organisation for all properties in Crawley from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015:

Your Council Tax demand shows the band that applies to your property.


BAND

A
£

B
£

C
£

D
£

Crawley BC

125.22

146.09

166.96

187.83

WSCC

774.66

903.77

1032.88

1161.99

Sussex Police

94.08

109.76

125.44

141.12

COUNCIL TAX for 2+ adults

993.96

1159.62

1325.28

1490.94

Change from last year

1.80

2.10

2.40

2.70

COUNCIL TAX for 1 adult

745.47

869.72

993.96

1118.20


BAND

E
£

F
£

G
£

H
£

Crawley BC

229.57

271.31

313.05

375.66

WSCC

1420.21

1678.43

1936.65

2323.98

Sussex Police

172.48

203.84

235.20

282.24

COUNCIL TAX for 2+ adults

1822.26

2153.58

2484.9

2981.88

Change from last year

3.30

3.90

4.50

5.40

COUNCIL TAX for 1 adult

1366.69

1615.18

1863.67

2236.41

Council Tax Information 2014/15

We receive income of £126.45m and we spend £140.83m, which means our net budget to pay for our services in 2014/15 is £14.39m.The Government gives us £8.34m so the amount we need to raise from Council Tax is £6.04m.

Do you borrow money?

Our borrowing and investments at April 1 2013 were:

 

£millions

Invested

91

Borrowed

0

How many staff do you employ?

On 14 March 2014 we employed 654 people.

How much does it cost to provide Crawley Borough Council services?

Services

Expenditure

£million

Income

£million

Net

£million

Council Housing

46.38

46.38

0.00

Other housing services

55.82

52.80

3.02

Leisure & Cultural

15.07

8.00

7.07

Community Engagement

1.63

0.15

1.48

Planning & Economic Development

2.86

4.74

-1.88

Other Services

11.92

8.96

2.96

Other Environmental Services

5.02

3.08

1.95

Refuse Collection, Recycling & Cleansing

5.22

1.44

3.78

Less Capital Charges

-3.10

 

-3.10

 

140.83

125.55

15.28

Investment income

Non specific grants and external funding

 

0.90

0.90

 

 

 

 

Net Budget Requirement

140.83

126.45

14.39

       

Government Grant

   

-3.72

Retained Business Rates

   

-3.23

Council Tax Freeze Grant

   

-0.07

New Homes Bonus

   

-1.32

Amount to be met from Council Taxpayers

   

6.04

How spending has changed

 

£millions

2013/2014 Budget Requirement

14.99

Savings identified

-1.64

Other efficiencies

-0.04

Increased pension costs

0.14

Reduced investment interest

0.21

Reduced grants in respect of Housing Benefits

0.06

Insurance costs

0.07

Inflation

0.21

Reduced income from recycling

0.08

Other

0.38

Sub total

-0.53

2014/15 Budget Requirement

14.46

 

£millions

2013/14 Council Tax Requirement

5.97

Changes above

-0.53

New Homes Bonus

-0.17

Council Tax freeze Grant

0.00

Reduction in Government Grant - finance settlement

1.07

Retained Business Rates

-0.29

2014/15 Council Tax Requirement

6.04

Information about the Council Tax

Council Tax Bands

The amount you pay depends on which property band your home falls into. Every house, bungalow, flat and maisonette has been allocated to one of eight bands by the Valuation Office Agency . These valuation bands are based on the property’s market value set at 1 April 1991.

The Valuation Bands are as follows:-

Valuation Band

Range of Values

Valuation Band

Range of Values

A

up to and including

£40,000

E

£88,001 - £120,000

B

£40,001 - £52,000

F

£120,001 - £160,000

C

£52,001 - £68,000

G

£160,001 - £320,000

D

£68,001 - £88,000

H

more than £320,000

To find out which band a property falls into visit: www.voa.gov.uk/council_tax

Alternatively, you can visit the Contact Centre in the Town Hall to view the register.

How to Pay

The bottom of your Council Tax demand shows the instalments due and your method of payment. Please note that all payments should be made by the due date of 1st of the month.

You can pay by Direct Debit, cash, cheque or debit/credit card via the internet or telephone. Click on the link below to sign up for a direct debit online:

For direct debit, choose a payment date of the 1st, 15th or 25th of the month.

See the Payments page for more on the options available to you.

How can you help us to prevent fraud?

Crawley Council's successful anti-fraud team now has a 24 hour free phone number so that residents can report benefit fraud. The free phone number is 0800 634 0180 or click to complete a Fraud Report form in total confidence.

Data Protection

Any information we hold about you in the Council Tax records will be used for the billing, collection and recovery of Council Tax and to enable the Council to carry out and perform its statutory duties. The Council is under a duty to protect funds it administers. In order to do this it may also share the information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administrating public funds for the prevention and detection of crime.

Links

(01293) 438616
(01293) 511803 taxation@crawley.gov.uk Click to email us
Revenue Services
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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tel: (01293) 438616

fax: (01293) 511803

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Revenue Services
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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