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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The Northumberland County Council element of your council tax bill is made up of two amounts; an amount to fund general expenditure and an amount to be used solely for adult social care. For 2019-20 these charges for a Band D property are £1,575.11 and £120.59 respectively.
The general council tax amount has been increased by 2.99% from last year.
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. Northumberland County Council has taken up the option to raise an additional 1% in 2019-20 for adult social care.
The additional 1% in relation to adult social care is calculated from the total council tax charge for the previous year and is not a 1% increase on the previous year's adult social care precept.
For example, the Council’s council tax charge for a Band D dwelling in 2018-19 was £1,633.63 (made up of a general charge of £1,529.38 and an adult social care charge of £104.25) so the 1% additional charge for adult social care in 2019-20 is £16.34 (£1,633.63 x 1%). The overall charge for 2019-20 is a cumulative figure so the £16.34 is added to the 2018-19 charge of £104.25 to give a total charge for 2019-20 of £120.59 for a Band D dwelling.
Adult Social Care charge for 2019-20 – Band D
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