Charges for 2022/23
Breakdown of 2022/23 charge
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||% for 2022/23|
|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 Council’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 (%)|
|Devon County Council (Includes 1% for Adult Social Care)||£1,556.46||2.99|
|Devon & Cornwall Police Crime Commissioner||£246.56||4.23|
|Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue||£91.79||1.99|
|Mid Devon District Council||£218.84||2.34|
|Town and Parish Councils (Average)||£71.94||3.68|
*On the council tax bill the increase is rounded to 1 decimal place.
Although we have increased our share of Council Tax by 2.34% for 2022/23, our overall proportion has decreased from 10.1% in 2021/22 to 10.0% for 2022/23. A Band D property will be required to pay £218.84.
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 2022/23 compare to 2021/22:
|Total gross budget in £m||52.613||52.485|
|Recreation and tourism||5.581||5.893|
2021/22 has again been dominated both nationally and locally by the impact of, and our response to, Covid-19. We continue to see key income sources significantly reduced (particularly leisure and car parks). In addition we have also incurred new cost pressures; from responding to the Government’s business support grants programme and to supporting our most vulnerable residents with the vaccine programme and Test and Trace Scheme.
However, the national vaccination roll out programme would seem to be having a positive effect with fewer cases of significant illness and therefore lower hospital admissions and deaths. The Government’s relaxation of the restrictions hopefully signals a slow return to normal day-to-day life.
However, ongoing service provision will still remain a challenge set against the accrued loss of around c.£5m in Government funding since 2010, and continued significant reductions in service income levels until we return to normal (if we return to normal?).
During 2022/23 we are investing in significant growth in social housing across the district and for economic 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. The 2022/23 budget has made provision for significant investment in new projects to be delivered that will significantly reduce our carbon footprint across our buildings.
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. In particular, we will be investing in our buildings in response to the recent Fire and Risk Assessment.
Looking to the future, Councils continue to operate with an uncertain future. Despite recent announcements from Central Government that the long awaited changes to how Councils are funded, through proposals within the Fair Funding Review, Business Rates reset and New Homes Bonus, they failed to implement any and we yet again only have clarity of our funding level for one year, making planning for future service delivery practically impossible.
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 2022/23 includes all five authorities charges added together.