This page provides information on the amount of council tax you will have to pay through band charges, and how these are calculated.
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For adult social care authorities, council tax bills show two percentage changes: one for the part of the overall change attributable to the adult social care precept, and one for the part attributable to general expenditure.
The adult social care element represents an offer made by the Government to increase council tax to assist the Council in meeting expenditure on adult social care. A 3% Adult Social Care precept was included in the Referendums Relating to Council Tax Increases (Principles) (England) Report 2021/22. Local Authorities were given discretion to apply the increase over 2021-22 and 2022-23. Northumberland County Council resolved to add 1.75% in 2021-22 and 1.25% in 2022-23
The additional 1.75% in relation to adult social care is calculated from the total council tax charge for the previous year and is not a 1.75% increase on the previous year's adult social care precept.
For example, the Council’s council tax charge for a Band D dwelling in 2020-21 was £1,760.96 (made up of a general charge of £1,606.46 and an adult social care charge of £154.50) so the 1.75% additional charge for adult social care in 2021-22 is £30.82 (£1,760.96 x 1.75%). The overall charge for 2021-22 is a cumulative figure so the £30.82 is added to the 2020-21 charge of £154.50 to give a total charge for 2021-22 of £185.32 for a Band D dwelling.
Adult Social Care charge for 2021-22 – Band D
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