Crawley

Advanced Search

Main Menu

or browse by theme

  

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%.

Moving House?

Use our change of address form to let us know when you move in or out of Crawley. It's online, secure and saves you time.

Council Tax for 2015/16

Council Tax 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 (£2.79 a year for Band D) due to a 1.98% 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 2015 to 31 March 2016:

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

95.94

111.93

127.92

143.91

COUNCIL TAX for 2+ adults

995.82

1161.79

1327.76

1493.73

Change from last year

1.86

2.17

2.48

2.79

COUNCIL TAX for 1 adult

746.86

871.34

995.82

1120.30


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

175.89

207.87

239.85

287.82

COUNCIL TAX for 2+ adults

1825.67

2157.61

2489.55

2987.46

Change from last year

3.41

4.03

4.65

5.58

COUNCIL TAX for 1 adult

1369.25

1618.21

1867.16

2240.60

Council Tax Information 2015/16

We receive income of £126.03m and we spend £139.95m, which means our net budget to pay for our services in 2015/16 is £13.92m.The Government gives us £4.65 and the money raised from Council Tax and retained business rates makes up the remaining £9.27m.

Do you borrow money?

Our borrowing and investments at April 1 2014 were:

 

£millions

Invested

119

Borrowed

0

How many staff do you employ?

On 20 February 2015 we employed 615 people.

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

Services

Expenditure

£million

Income

£million

Net

£million

Council Housing

47.34

47.34

0.00

Other housing services

55.53

52.47

3.06

Leisure & Cultural

14.63

7.75

6.88

Community Engagement

1.61

0.15

1.46

Planning & Economic Development

3.44

5.58

-2.13

Other Services

10.94

8.00

2.94

Other Environmental Services

5.11

2.82

2.29

Refuse Collection, Recycling & Cleansing

4.48

1.00

3.48

Less Capital Charges

-3.17

 

-3.17

 

139.92

125.10

14.82

Investment income

Non specific grants and external funding

 

0.93

0.93

Transfer to reserves

0.03

 

0.03

 

 

 

 

Net Budget Requirement

139.95

126.03

13.92

       

Government Grant

   

-3.01

Council Tax Freeze Grant

   

-0.07

New Homes Bonus

   

-1.57

Retained Business Rates

   

-2.73

Surplus on Collection Funds

   

-0.40

Amount to be met from Council Taxpayers

   

6.14

How spending has changed

 

£millions

2014/2015 Budget Requirement

14.46

Savings identified

-1.12

Improvements to Services

0.07

Increased pension costs

0.14

Increased investment interest

-0.03

Reduced grants in respect of Housing Benefits

0.05

Savings passed to Housing Revenue Account

0.33

Inflation

0.18

Additional income from purchase of investment properties

-0.34

Other

0.19

Sub total

-0.54

2015/16 net Budget Requirement

13.92

 

£millions

2014/15 Council Tax Requirement

6.04

Changes above

-0.54

New Homes Bonus

-0.26

Council Tax freeze Grant

0.00

Reduction in Government Grant - finance settlement

0.71

Retained Business Rates

0.19

2014/15 Council Tax Requirement

6.14

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

Contact Us

tel: (01293) 438616

fax: (01293) 511803

email: Click to email us

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

GovDelivery icon