Council Tax and Business Rates are collected by East Devon District Council from over 68,000 properties, at an average of £28.75 per week per property.
The monies collected are then allocated as detailed below;
|EDDC||8%||£2.34 per week per household|
|Devon County Council||75%||£21.41 per week…|
|Devon & Cornwall Police Authority||10%||£3.00 per week…|
|Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue||5%||£1.38 per week…|
|Town & Parish Councils||2%||62p per week…|
The figures quoted are for the current financial year, 2010-11. The recent Government Local Authority Funding ‘Agreement’ included an allowance equivalent to the cost of a 2.5% increase in Council Tax payable to the Local Authority, on the basis that Council Tax charges for 2011-12 are maintained at 2010-11 levels.
With this potential payment and the current economic environment, I would be extremely surprised if the Council Tax for 2011-12 is not maintained at the 2010-11 level.