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How much council tax will you be paying?

How much council tax will you be paying? How much council tax will you be paying?
Updated: 11:00 am, May 07, 2015

THE FINAL figures relating to how much council tax Bromsgrove residents will pay for the 2015/16 financial year have been revealed.

The bill for the average band D home will be £1,563.65-a-year.

Of that, £200.24 will go towards Bromsgrove District Council, then the largest part – £1,079.77 – will go to Worcestershire County Council. West Mercia Police will receive £185.90 and £76.50 will go to Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

The average amount for parish councils is £21.24 per year.

Average Band A owners will pay £1,042.43, Band B owners will pay £1,216.17 and Band C owners will be charged an annual amount of £1,389.84.

Average Band E owners will have an annual bill of £1,911.03, Band F owners £2,258.49 and Band G owners £2,605.95.

Band H owners will pay £3,127.30 per year.

Bromsgrove District Council was the only organisation to impose a council tax precept freeze, with the county council’s increasing by 1.9 per cent, the police’s rising by 1.99 per cent and the fire and rescue service’s going up by 1.91 per cent.

The average rise per parish council is 0.1 per cent.

As the amount is paid over ten months of the year – from April to January – the average monthly amount a council taxpayer in a band D home will pay in a parished Bromsgrove area is £156.36 and £154.24 for a non-parished area.

Overall, throughout the district, council tax will generate £54,583,616.90 – £37,692,428 for Worcestershire County Council, £6,989,946 for Bromsgrove District Council, £6,489,520.14 for West Mercia Police and £2,670,332.76 for Hereford and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service.