Herefordshire Council confirms overall Council Tax rate for 2021/22
Herefordshire Council has adopted the total Council Tax precepts for all Herefordshire residents.
As the billing authority, the council has a statutory duty to collect charges set by each parish council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia and Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority. However, Herefordshire Council has no control over the level of increase or how these organisations choose to spend their budget.
Herefordshire residents will be provided with individual bills based on their parish location. Ross-on-Wye Town Council voted not to increase the parish council precept this year.
The increase includes:
The council’s own tax charge of £1,652.30 (for a Band D dwelling) which was approved by Full Council on 12st February 2021 – the equivalent of £31.78 per week. A increase of 4.99%.
The precept for the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia rose by £14.94 to £240.19, an increase of 6.66%.
The precept for Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority rose by £1.69 to £87.68, an increase of 1.97%.
Residents on a low income may be eligible for help to pay their bill through the Council Tax Reduction scheme. Some residents will continue to pay no Council Tax at all, such as young adults who have left care and also all the council approved Foster Carer families.