Charges for 2021/22
How much will I pay?
What you will pay for 2021/22 depends on the banding of your property and your won town or parish Council's precept. To find out exactly how much you will page, see Council Tax Charge per Town or Parish Council below.
How is my council tax spent on services in Devon?
The full amount of Council tax you pay consists of five individual charges known as precepts from five separate authorities.
Every £1 of Council Tax you pay is split in the following way for Services.
|Authority||Percentage for year 2021/22|
|Total Ave Band D||100.0|
The figure for town and parish councils is an average. What you pay will depend on your own town or parish oucncil’s precept. The following table shows the total amount charged by each authority and the average cost to a Band D Council Tax payer:
|Precept||Average Band ‘D’ charge||
* Increase (%)
On the council tax bill
the increase is rounded to 1 decimal place
|Devon County Council (includes 3% for adult social care)||£1,511.28||4.99|
|Devon & Cornwall Police Crime Commissioner||£236.56||6.73|
|Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue||£90.00||1.99|
|Mid Devon District Council||£213.84||2.39|
|Town and Parish Councils (Average)||£69.38||9.66|
Although we’ve increased our share of Council Tax by 2.39% for 2021/22, our overall proportion has decreased from 10.3% in 2020/21 to 10.1% for 2021/22.
A Band D property will be required to pay £213.84.
The proportion of charges are calculated in relation to a Band D property as follows:
6/9ths (two-thirds of the full charge)
9/9ths (the full charge)
|H||18/9ths (twice the full charge)|
How does this compare to last year?
The following chart shows how our gross spending plans for 2021/22 compared to 2020/21.
|Total gross budget in £m||50.200||52.613|
|Recreation and tourism||5.476||5.581|
Reflecting on the past financial year, 2020/21 has been dominated both nationally and locally by the impact of, and our response to, Covid19. We have seen key income sources decimated (leisure, car parks, planning, trade waste, etc.). In addition we have also incurred new cost pressures; from responding to the Govt.’s business support grants programme and setting up a Shielding Hub to help protect our most vulnerable residents.
At the time of writing this piece, it is very encouraging to see the speed of the national vaccination roll out programme which we all hope will see a slow return to normal day to day life.
As one can imagine Covid19 has had a massive impact on the running of Mid Devon District Council and this is unlikely to fully abate during 2021/22. Ongoing service provision will still remain a challenge set against the accrued loss of around £4.5m in Government funding since 2010.
During 2021/22 we are continuing to plan for the significant housing growth to be generated from the Eastern Urban Extension in Tiverton, the north west of Cullompton and the new Garden Village. This will ensure that these new developments deliver well planned, high quality housing that can be an exemplar of modern living.
In 2020/21 we established our carbon baseline, to measure our carbon reduction achievements, as we move towards our corporate goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. We have recently appointed a new climate change co-ordinator who will have the task of embedding our carbon reduction action plan. The 2021/22 budget already has made provision for this post and some new projects to be delivered that will significantly reduce our carbon footprint.
We continue to provide a rolling programme of upgrades and enhancements to our key property assets, leisure centres, multi-storey car park, industrial units and Phoenix House. This will also factor in any energy saving initiatives and will make use of over £300k of Government grant made available to us.
The digital improvement works that were introduced in order to enhance customer interaction with our Council Tax, Business Rates and Housing Benefit Teams to enable customers to view their account directly and amend records where necessary has been highly successful. We will continue to build on this during 2021/22.
Looking to the future, councils continue to operate with an uncertain future. Recent announcements appear to indicate that Central Government are still 1 or 2 years away from making potential changes via the Fair Funding Review, Business Rates reset and New Homes Bonus.
Town and Parish Council precepts
Below is a list of this year's charges. To find out how much you will pay, find the parish that you live in the left column and the band that your property is in along the top row. The amount shown is the full charge for the financial year 2021/22 includes all five authorities charges added together.
Full list of of this year's charges
Budgets for town councils with expenditures over £140,000