Council tax bands and spending explained

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1. How the council tax bands are set

The amount of council tax that you have to pay is determined by the valuation band of your home. The bands range from A (lowest) to H (highest) with the values based on the central band D charge.

The full charge is made up by five separate charges (called 'precepts') as follows:

'Precept' 

Band 'D' charge for 2017/2018 

 

Devon County Council       

Adult Social Care*

 

£1208.46

£59.46

Devon and Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner    £176.28
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority £81.57
Teignbridge District Council £160.17
Your town or parish council Varies according to the Parish you live in

*The council tax attributable to Devon County Council includes this precept to fund adult social care.

We collect your council tax on behalf of Devon County Council, ourselves (Teignbridge District Council), Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority and town and parish councils.

This year for an average band D property your council tax will be £1,685.94

There are five town councils that have precepts over £140,000 and more detailed information on their budgets can be found by selecting the relevant town council name :

Bovey Tracey

Dawlish

Kingsteignton

Newton Abbot

Teignmouth