Council Tax Leaflet Information 2022-23

Information about Council Tax, Bands and Charges

All domestic properties in the country must pay Council Tax. This includes houses, flats, caravans and boats.

How is Council Tax Calculated?

Each property is placed in a band according to its value (based on the market value of the property in 1991).

Bands range from A to H, with A being the cheapest and H being the most expensive.

To find out the band of your property please visit the Valuations Office Agency website.

The table below shows the current property banding for Council Tax and then the amount of Council Tax each band has to pay depending on where you live in the City.

Council Tax 2022 - 23 - The amount you pay

valuation band, range of values, Council Tax 2022 - 23 Leigh on Sea Town Council Area £, Council Tax 2022 - 23 all other parts of the City, Ratio to Band
Valuation Band

Range of Values

£

Council Tax 2022-23 Leigh-on-Sea Town Council Area

£

Council Tax 2022-23 all other parts of the City

£

Ratio to Band
A Up to and including 40,000 1,266.12 1,232.16 6/9
B 40,000 - 52,000 1,477.14 1,437.52 7/9
C 52,000 - 68,000 1,688.16 1,642.88 8/9
D 68,001 - 88,000 1,899.18 1,848.24 1
E 88,001 - 120,000 2,321.22 2,258.96 11/9
F 120,001 - 160,000 2,743.26 2,669.68 13/9
G 160,001 - 320,000 3,165.30 3,080.40 15/9
H More than 320,000 3,798.36 3,696.48 18/9

Changes in house prices mean that your homes current value may be different than it would have been in April 1991. But this does not mean that the Council Tax valuation is wrong and is, therefore, not likely to be grounds for appeal.

Calculation for the percentage increase for the 2022/23 Council Tax

The council has increased the Council Tax charge for 2022-23 by 3.99%.

This is an increase of 1.99% on the standard Council charge and a 2.0% increase on the Adult Social Care (ASC) Precept charge which is used to help fund the rising cost of social care services for older and disabled adults.

How we calculate the increases

The standard Council charge and the ASC Precept make up the ‘Total Council Charge’. It is the overall charge that is used to work out both increases for 2022-23.

The Total Council Charge for 2021-22 was £1,494.72 for a Band D property.

The £1,494.72 was made up of the standard Council charge for 2021-22 of £1,340.19 plus an ASC Precept of £154.53.

Standard Council charge increase – 1.99%

Firstly, we multiply the Total Council Charge for 2021-22 by 1.99%.

£1,494.72 x 1.99% = £29.78

We then add that increase to the 2021-22 standard Council charge.

£1,340.19 + £29.78 = £1,369.97

ASC Precept charge increase – 2.0%

Firstly, we multiply the Total Council Tax Charge for 2021-22 by 2.0%

£1,494.72 x 2.0% = £29.89

We then add that increase to the 2021-22 ASC Precept charge

£154.53 + £29.89 = £184.42

Total Council charge for 2022 - 23

The Total Council charge for 2022 - 23 is the new standard council charge (£1,369.97) plus the new ASC Precept charge (£184.42) which equals £1,554.39.

Council Tax Bands and Fees and Precepts
Standard Council Charge 2021-22 Band A £: 893.46 Band B £: 1,042.37 Band C £: 1,191.28 Band D £: 1,340.19 Band E £: 1,638.01 Band F £: 1,935.83 Band G £: 2,233.65 Band H £: 2,680.38
Adult Social Care Precept (ASC) 2021-22 Band A £: 103.02 Band B £: 120.19 Band C £: 137.36 Band D £: 154.53 Band E £: 188.87 Band F £: 223.21 Band G £: 257.55 Band H £: 309.06
Total Council Charge 2021-22 Band A £: 996.48 Band B £: 1,162.56 Band C £: 1,328.64 Band D £: 1,494.72 Band E £: 1,826.88 Band F £: 2,159.04 Band G £: 2,491.20 Band H £: 2,989.44
Increase in Standard Council for 2022-23 (2021-22) Council Charge x 1.99%) Band A £: 19.85 Band B £: 23.16 Band C £: 26.47 Band D £: 29.78 Band E £: 36.40 Band F £: 43.02 Band G £: 49.63 Band H £: 59.56
2022-23 Standard Council Charge on Bill (2021-22 Standard Council Charge+ Calculated increase) Band A £: 913.31 Band B £: 1,065.53 Band C £: 1,217.75 Band D £: 1,369.97 Band E £: 1,674.41 Band F £: 1,978.85 Band G £: 2,283.28 Band H £: 2,739.94
Increase in ASC for 2022-23 (2021-22) Council Charge x 2.0%) Band A £: 19.93 Band B £: 23.25 Band C £: 26.57 Band D £: 29.89 Band E £: 36.53 Band F £: 43.17 Band G £: 49.82 Band H £: 59.78
2022-23 ASC Charge on Bill (2021-22 ASC + Calculated increase) Band A £: 122.95 Band B £: 143.44 Band C £: 163.93 Band D £: 184.42 Band E £: 225.40 Band F £: 266.38 Band G £: 307.37 Band H £: 368.84
Total Council Charge 2022-23 Band A £: 1,036.26 Band B £: 1,208.97 Band C £: 1,381.68 Band D £: 1,554.39 Band E £: 1,899.81 Band F £: 2,245.23 Band G £:

2,590.65

Band H £: 3,108.78

The table below shows the breakdown of our spending on services in 2022/23.

Councils spending on services 2022/23:

Breakdown of spending on services in 2022/2023

2021-22 Restated EXP

£m

INC

£m

NET

£m

Portfolio

2022-23 EXP

£m

INC

£m

NET

£m

10.5    (3.9)    6.6    Leader: Economic and Regeneration        11.7    (4.5)    7.2   
15.2    (14.8)    0.4      Deputy Leader: Transport. Asset Management and Inward Assessment 16.0 (15.8) 0.2
73,8 (32.8) 41.0 Adult Social Care and Health Intergration 78.4 (33.9) 44.5
82.1 (51.3) 30.8 Children and Learning 83.6 (51.2) 32.4
22.0 (17.9) 4.1 Communities and Housing 23.8 (19.2) 4.6
88.7 (70.4) 18.3 Corporate Services and Performance Delivery 82.7 (63.1) 19.6
11.6 (3.5) 8.1 Environment, Culture, Tourism and Planning 12.1 (3.5) 8.6
19.1 (5.2) 13.9 Public Protection 19.7 (5.7) 14.0
0.6 0.0 0.6 Levies 0.7 0.0 0.7
3.3 0.0 3.3 Contingency 3.7 0.0 3.7
20.3 (4.8) 15.5 Financing Costs, Interest etc 21.8 (5.2) 16.6
0.0 (7.9) (7.9) Non Service Specific Grants 0.0 (12.4) (12.4)
1.4 (0.3) 1.1 Earmarked Reserves and Capital Contributions 0.4 0.2 0.6
348.6 (212.8) 135.8 Total Southend-on-Sea City Council 354.8 (214.5) 140.3
    (38.1) Business Rates     (38.2)
    (6.1) Revenue Support Grant     (6.3)
    (1.5) Collection Fund Surplus     (1.5)
    (2.5) Capital Reserve     (2.5)
    87.6 SCC Unparished Council Tax Requirement     91.8
    0.4 Leigh Town Council Precept     0.5
    88.0 Total SCC Council Tax Requirement     92.3
    12.2 Essex Police and Crime Commissioner     12.9
    4.3 Essex Fire Authority     4.5
    104.5 Total Council Tax Requirement     109.7

Levies

The City Council is required to contribute to the services provided in Southend-on-Sea by the following bodies.

Contribution from Southend-on-Sea City Council to the Following bodies.

2021 - 2022

£000

Services Provided

2022 - 2023

£000

209 Essex Local Flood Defence Committee 213
414 Coroners Court 444
22 Kent and Essex Sea Fisheries Committee 23
645 Total 680

Flood status warnings and information booklets are available from the 24 hour floodline service on 0845 988 1188.

Councils Spending 2021 - 2022 at Council Tax Band D Equivalent

Spending at Band D Equivalent

Band D Equivalent

 

2021 - 2022

£

2022- 2023

£

Gross Expenditure 5,951.53 6,002.47
Gross Income (3,634.53) (3,628.19)
Net Expenditure 2,317.00 2,374.28
Business Rates (650.33) (646.51)
Formula Grant (103.73) (105.68)
Use of Reserves (42.64) (42.31)
Collection Fund Surplus (25.58) (25.39)
What residents pay at Band D
What You Will Pay at Band D

2021 - 2022

£

2022 - 2023

£

% Increase
Southend-on-Sea City Council* 1,494.72 1,544.39 3.99%
Essex PFCC - Police and Community Safety 208.53 218.52 4.79%
Essex PFCC - Fire and Rescue Authority 73.89 75.33 1.95%

Other than Leigh-on-Sea Town Council Area

1,777.14 1,848.24 4.00%
Leigh-on-Sea Town Council 50.58 50.94 0.71%
Leigh-on-Sea Town Council Area 1,827.72 1,899.18 3.91%

* this includes a 2.0% increase specifically for Adult Social Care.

How the money will be spent (£m)

How money is spent
  2021 - 2022 2022 - 2023
Employees 76.6 85.1
Running Expenses 224.5 220.7
Schools Budget 24.5 24.5
Cost of Capital 23.0 24.5
Total 348.6m 354.8m

Where the money comes from (£m)

Where the money comes from
  2021 - 2022 2022 - 2023
Government Grants 144.1 143.9
Other Grants and Reimbursements 23.3 22.3
Rents 4.2 4.3
Other Income 41.2 44.0
Business Rates 38.1 38.2
Revenue Supt, Grant 6.1 6.3
Collection Fund 1.5 1.5
Capital Reserve 2.5 2.5
Council Tax 87.6 91.8
Total £348.6m £354.8m

Capital Investment in Southend

The council has plans to spend a total of £99.1 m on capital schemes for 2022 - 2023.

Where Southend plans to use Capital Investment
General Fund Services £m
Enterprise and Regeneration 38.2
Highways and Infrastructure 19.9
Southend Pier 6.3
Improvements and Priority Works to Council Property 6.3
Investments in ICT 2.1
School Improvement 1.7
Disabled Facilities Grants and Private Sector Housing 1.0
Energy Efficiency 0.4
Community Safety 0.3
Social Care 0.2
Culture and Tourism 0.2
Community Infrastructure Levy/S106/S38 0.1
Total 76.7
Amount Spent on Council Housing
Council Housing £m
Council Housing New Build Programme 9.4
Decent Homes Improvements 6.9
Affordable Housing Acquisitions Programme 3.2
Balmoral Estate Improvements 1.6
Disabled Adaptions 0.8
Other Council Housing Improvements 0.5
Total 22.4

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council - Council Tax 2022-23

We appreciate that households within the Leigh Town Council boundary pay an additional Council tax. However, this element of the Council tax is the only portion that is truly spent within the Leigh Town Council area and therefore is for the absolute benefit of our residents. Once again, we have worked hard to ensure that we continue to provide our core facilities and services to residents but remain mindful of the financial effect. At the same time, we have not lost sight of our Strategic Plan, where the overarching aspiration is to improve the quality of town life. Whilst we were able to freeze last year’s precept, there will be a slight increase this year of 0.71% (the equivalent of a 36p rise for a Band D rating). The 2022/23 budget will provide the following:

  • help, support and provide information for our residents on a huge range of issues
  • maintain our role as statutory consultee on planning, highways and licensing issues to help influence the shape of the future of Leigh
  • working with and supporting volunteers and community partners/groups
  • helping to protect the environment and heritage of Leigh
  • undertaking Community Infrastructure Levy projects for the benefit of Leigh and our residents
  • provision of a Special Constables programme for the Leigh Town Council area
  • funding a school crossing patrol
  • providing and managing community facilities in particular the Community Centre, Skate Park, Strand Wharf, Bell Wharf Beach paddling pool and 17 acres of Allotment sites
  • provision of a new community facility (to be announced later in the year)
  • community engagement with our residents
  • a community news magazine twice a year and a newsletter in the local press twice a year
  • a Community Day and Big Lunch Jubilee Picnic
  • environment friendly bunting workshops to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee
  • fortnightly Over 60’s Social Lunch Club to combat isolation in our community
  • Christmas Lights and Library Gardens Festive Christmas displays
  • supporting the Arts in Leigh with our Art Wall exhibitions, Artist in Residency Programme and Listening Room events at Leigh Community Centre
  • promotion of initiatives and incentives to help local businesses and tourism in the town
  • representing our residents to other authorities
  • monthly and seasonal Farmers’ Markets at Leigh Community Centre
  • provision of weekly Youth Clubs and a monthly Youth Forum at Leigh Community Centre
  • a Council run Community Centre Children’s’ Holiday Programme
  • a Community Trips Scheme supporting elderly residents and providing social contact
  • launch of our ‘Chatty Bench’ initiative to help those that feel socially isolated
  • a local employer of 13 staff to facilitate and manage all Council services
  • a facilitator of a community café which is a local employer of staff
  • continue with repairs and improvements at the Community Centre
  • host the Annual Town Community Meeting
  • grant Award Fund to support the work of other community groups and people in the Leigh Town Council area
  • sun cream dispenser project at Bell Wharf Beach (to be introduced later in the year)
  • summer hanging flower baskets in various locations
  • repair of the tidal paddling pool at Bell Wharf Beach

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council expenditure plans 2022-23

Leigh Town Council Expendature Plans
Area Amount (£)
Information and Support Services 134,700             
Finance and Governance 29,550
Community Facilities 224,425
Health and Wellbeing programme 37,225
Community programmes 11,950
Allotments 29,200
Environment facilities/services 20,050
Planning and Licensing 15,000
Capital and Strategic Projects 55,000
Increase to General Reserves 24,905
Finance and Governance (1,150)
Community Facilities (103,900)
Health and Wellbeing programme (4,750)
Allotments Income (19,325)
Total Precept 2022-23 452,880

 

 

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