How the Council Tax bill is calculated 2022/23

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

We collect 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 £75,549,199. This results in an average total Band D Council Tax of £1,965.60, an increase of £80.88 (4.29%) on the previous year.

Uttlesford green "It's our community" logo Uttlesford Council Tax

Find out how much Council Tax you will be paying this year.
 

Further information on Council Tax

Find out about the precept levels and funds required by Essex County Council, Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and some of out town and parish councils.

Essex County Council logo, image of three sabres About Essex County Council

How Essex County Council set their precept.

Essex Police badge logo About Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex - Fire

How the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex set their Fire precept.

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

How the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex set their Police 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 Great Dunmow Town Council set their precept.

Saffron Walden Town Crest About Saffron Walden Town Council

How Saffron Walden Town Council set their precept.

Stansted Mountfitchet CrestAbout Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council

How Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council set their precept.

 


Additional information

General Fund and Council Tax 2022/23 (PDF) [997KB] - supporting document to the report to Council on 22 February 2022

Council Tax Resolution 2022/23 (PDF) [369KB] - supporting document to the report to Council on 22 February 2022