Phone: 01633 644630
PO Box 106
About council tax
All domestic homes are liable for the payment of council tax although you may be able to claim council tax benefit depending on your personal circumstances. Discounts are also available in certain circumstances.
Council tax helps to pay for council services including:
- social services
- refuse collection
Further information of where your money goes can be found on 'Your council tax' leaflet.
However, the money received from council tax is not enough to cover the cost of council services and the council receives additional money from the Government in the form of a revenue support grant.
The council tax depends to a degree on our expenditure but is also dependent on Government grants and the amount of money received from the national pool of rates from business and other non-domestic ratepayers.
Your council tax also includes an additional charge to the following:
- Police and Crime Commissioner
- Your Community Council (if appropriate)
Where your money goes
Monmouthshire's council tax payers will contribute £43.6 million to the council's annual budget in 2013/14.
In March, the annual bills are sent out to inform householders how much council tax they are due to pay and methods of payment. Also, a detailed breakdown of how the money is spent is given in the leaflet accompanying the bill.
The total council tax payable is dependent on several factors:
- the budget set by MCC (which also partly depends on the amount of money received from the Government)
- the amount required by Police and Crime Commissioner
- the budget set by the relevant Community Council
For example, at Band D the council tax for 2013/14 will be £1236.47, made up of the charges for:
- Monmouthshire County Council £1003.69
- Police and Crime Commissioner £198.23
- Community Councils average £34.55
For further information
Telephone: 01633 644 630
PO Box 106