On Monday February 22, it was agreed at full Council that Charnwood Borough Council would raise its share of council tax by less than 9p a week for a Band D property.

At the meeting 36 councillors were in favour of the increase, 14 were against and there were two abstentions.

The increase will see the annual charge for an average Band D property rise by £4.56 (3.60 per cent) to £131.08 from April 1, 2021.

The Loughborough Special Rate, the equivalent of a parish precept in villages and paid by residents of the town will increase to £77.98 (1.99 per cent)

Charnwood Borough Council currently has the 23rd lowest council tax charge out of 188 district councils in the country.

Council tax pays for a range of services provided Charnwood Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council, Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue and the parish council where you live (or Charnwood Borough Council for people in Loughborough).

The Charnwood element accounts for less than 10 per cent of the total bill.

For more information about the budget, see the February 22 report to Council.

Details of all council tax bands in Charnwood are provided in the document below. Details of council tax banding for a specific property in Charnwood can be found by doing a search by address in our property search My Charnwood.

What does my council tax pay for?

Council Tax pays for a range of services provided by the organisations listed below. Financial details for each are available by clicking on the links. Full details of the services provided are shown on the individual web sites. 

In basic terms the amount of council tax payable in respect of a property is calculated as follows:

  • The total cost of providing the required local services is calculated
  • This figure is then divided by the number of properties in the borough
  • The result is adjusted to take account of the different council tax bands in which properties are placed

The actual calculation is obviously much more complex than this example. If you want more information on Council Tax calculations please contact the Council Tax office.

Last updated: Wed 10th March, 2021 @ 16:34