We've agreed small rise in Council Tax of just 10p per week for an average-sized home in the district.
From 1 April, the cost of the District Council’s part of the charge will be £183.22 for a Band D home – an increase of £5 over the whole year. Band D is the rate applied to an average-sized home.
Council Tax funds lots of different public services, including the County Council, District Council, police and fire authority and your local town or parish council. It’s the District Council’s name at the top of the bill because we collect Council Tax on behalf of everyone else. However, our part of the charge is only around 10% of the total.
This decision means that all district council services – including your waste and recycling collections, leisure centres, planning, housing support and environmental health services – will cost just £183.22 for the whole year – or just £3.62 per week.
Other organisations who are funded through Council Tax – including the County Council, police and fire service - have made separate decisions about increases to their part of the bill. The average bill for a mid-sized (Band D) home in Selby district will be £1,925.93 for the year. This includes all the charges for all the other organisations funded in this way.
District Council Leader, Cllr Mark Crane, explained, “We’ve put in place a modest increase in our part of Council Tax bills. We’ve got a really good track record of doing more with each and every pound we receive.
“This will continue, so we can carry on delivering good quality services and investing in our district to make our area a great place to live and to open up new jobs and opportunities for people living here.”