How the Council Tax bill is calculated 2020/21

Find out how the council calculates and spends your Council Tax.

Uttlesford District Council collects your Council Tax and puts it into a separate fund called the collection fund. This fund is then shared with Essex County Council, Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and the parish and town councils. These components of your Council Tax are called "precepts".

The Localism Act 2011 has made significant changes to the Local Government Finance Act 1992, and now requires the Council to calculate a Council Tax requirement for the year, not its budget requirement as previously.
 

Precept levels

Council Tax is calculated using the precept levels set for funds required by Essex County Council, Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority and the individual town and parish councils together with the Council Tax Requirement set by Uttlesford District Council. The following precept levels have been received.

 

The total of all precepts levied is therefore £70,278,113. This results in an average total Band D Council Tax of £1,847.67, an increase of £68.71 (3.86%) on the previous year.

Uttlesford green "It's our community" logo ► Summary of average council tax bills in Uttlesford

 

Further information on Council Tax

Use the links below to find out about the precept levels and funds required by Essex County Council, Essex Fire Authority and the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner.

Essex County Council logo, image of three sabresAbout Essex County Council

How they set the precept

Essex Police badge logoAbout Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex - Fire

How they set the precept

Essex Fire and Rescue Service badge logoAbout Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex - Police

How they set the precept


How parish and town councils calculate and spend Council Tax

Logo for Great Dunmow Town Council - "May Dunmow Prosper" crestAbout Great Dunmow Town Council

How they set the precept

Saffron Walden Town Crest About Saffron Walden Town Council

How they set the precept

Stansted Mountfitchet CrestAbout Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council

How they set the precept

 


Additional information

General Fund and Council Tax 2020/21 [438KB] - report to Council on 25 February 2020

Council Tax Resolution 2020/21 [118KB] - supporting document to the report to Council on 25 February 2020

Policing and Fire & Rescue Service Precepts for 2020/21 - explains how the precept was set for 2020/21