What your Council Tax pays for
Read how the Council Tax you pay is distributed to provide essential services.
See what next years Council Tax will pay for by clicking on the link below, these calculation will come into effect from 1 April 2023.
2023/24 Council Tax calculations
For the current years calculations valid until 31 March 2023 please read on below.
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, the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and parish and town councils. These components of your council tax are called "precepts".
The total of all precepts that will levied in Uttlesford in 2022/23 is £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.
Summary of average band D council tax bill
What you will pay in 2022/23 for each part of your bill if you live in a band D property and how this has changed compared with what you paid in 2021/22.
|Authority||2022/23 band D £||Change compared with 2021/22 £|
|Essex County Council||1,410.12||+60.21 (+4.49%)|
|PFCC - Essex Fire||75.33||+1.44 (+1.95%)|
|PFCC - Essex Police||218.52||+9.90 (+4.79%)|
|Uttlesford District Council||166.61||+5.00 (+3.09%)|
|Town/Parish councils (average)||104.02||+4.24 (+4.25%)|
|Total Band D (average)||1,965.60||+80.88 (+4.29%)|
The amount to be raised from Council Tax is then divided by the district's tax base to determine the amount each household has to pay.
The tax base is the total number of properties in the district converted to "band D equivalents" using ratios defined by law as follows:
- a Band A dwelling pays 6/9ths of Band D
- a Band B dwelling pays 7/9ths of Band D
- a Band C dwelling pays 8/9ths of Band D
- a Band D dwelling pays 9/9ths of Band D
- a Band E dwelling pays 11/9ths of Band D
- a Band F dwelling pays 13/9ths of Band D
- a Band G dwelling pays 15/9ths of Band D
- a Band H dwelling pays 18/9ths of Band D
Where your Council Tax goes
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.
Uttlesford District Council keeps just under 9 pence in every pound of your council tax.
- Essex County Council met on 10 February 2022 and set their precept at £53,853,028. This results in a 2022/23 County Council Band D Council Tax of £1,401.12, an increase of £60.21 (4.49%). This comprises a 1% increase for the 2022/23 adult social care precept, 1.5% 2021/22 deferred adult social care precept and a 1.99% increase for the general county fund.
- Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority met on 3 February 2022 and set their precept at £2,895,361. This results in a 2022/23 PFCC Fire and Rescue Authority Band D Council Tax of £75.33, an increase of £1.44 (1.95%) on the previous year.
- The Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for Essex - Policing and Community Safety set their precept on 3 February 2022 at £8,398,969. This results in a 2022/23 PFCC Police Authority Band D Council Tax of £218.52, an increase of £9.99 (4.79%) on the previous year.
- The town & parish councils' precepts are detailed in the
Town and parish councils 2022/23 Taxbase and Precepts summary
and total £3,998,069. This results in an average Town/Parish Council Band D Council Tax of £104.02, an average increase of £4.24 (4.25%) on the previous year.
- The Cabinet of Uttlesford District Council met on 10 and 14 February 2022 and decided to recommend a Council Tax Requirement of £6,403,772. Assuming this is approved by the Council on 22 February 2022, this results in a District Council Band D Council Tax of £166.61, an increase of £5.00 (3.09%) on the previous year.
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.
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.
About Essex County Council
How Essex County Council set their precept.
About Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex - Fire
How the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex set their Fire precept.
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
About Great Dunmow Town Council
How Great Dunmow Town Council set their precept.
About Saffron Walden Town Council
How Saffron Walden Town Council set their precept.