Council Tax budget information

How your Council Tax is calculated

Your Council Tax pays for services provided by us, Cheshire Fire Authority, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire and where relevant your local town or parish council or charter trustee. The costs shown below represent the average cost charged within the borough. As a result of special expenses the charges in some areas will be slightly higher or lower than the figures shown.

  Spending for the year £m Less: External funding £m Total cost to council tax payers £m Total cost - Cheshire West and Chester area £m Cost per band D property £ Average cost per resident £
Providing services solely within Cheshire West and Chester
Cheshire West and Chester Council 896.151 -681.703 214.448 214.448 1,709.23 623.72
Preceptors providing services across a wider area
Cheshire Fire Authority 46.587 -14.631 31.956 10.348 82.48 30.10
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire 228.579 -137.360 91.219 29.539 235.44 85.91

In addition to the figures above, where relevant there is an additional charge for your local town or parish council and/or charter trustee.

Council Tax payable for each property band

Band Property value (1/04/1991) Ratio Cheshire West and Chester £ Cheshire Fire £ Police & Crime Commissioner £ Council Tax payable £
A Up to £40,000 6/9 1,139.49 54.99 156.96 1,351.44
B £40,001 - £52,000 7/9 1,329.40 64.15 183.12 1,576.67
C £52,001 - £68,000 8/9 1,519.32 73.32 209.28 1,801.92
D £68,001 - £88,000 9/9 1,709.23 82.48 235.44 2,027.15
E £88,001 - £120,000 11/9 2,089.06 100.81 287.76 2,477.63
F £120,001 - £160,000 13/9 2,468.89 119.14 340.08 2,928.11
G £160,001 - £320,000 15/9 2,848.72 137.47 392.40 3,378.59
H Over £320,000 18/9 3,418.46 164.96 470.88 4,054.30

The impact of local precepts (town and parish councils and charter trustees) is excluded from the above table. The special expenses charging policy is included based on the average charge, more information on this is provided below.

The government is providing a £150 one-off Energy Bills Rebate for most households in council tax bands A-D. More information on this payment will soon be made available on our website.