Council tax bands & rates

How your Council Tax bill is made up

Your Council Tax bill is made up of several different amounts of money that go to different organisations:

  • Peterborough City Council
  • Your Parish Council (in some areas only)
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire
  • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Fire Authority

The average band D Council Tax charge is broken down as follows:

  • £1,276.41 - requirement set by Peterborough City Council (1.99% increase)
  • £232.65 - Requirement set by Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner (4.5% increase)
  • £72.09 - Requirement set by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority (1.9% increase)
  • £37.40 - Parish Councils and Special Expenses (2.2% average increase)
  • £121.59 - Adult Social Care Precept (2.0% increase)

£1,740.14 - This is the amount the average Band D household will pay.

How your council tax bill is made up

Council tax valuation bands

Valuation band

Range of values

Valuation band

Range of values

A

Up to and including £40,000

E

£88,000.01 - £120,000

B

£40,000.01 - £52,000

F

£120,000.01 - £160,000

C

£52,000.01 - £68,000

G

£160,000.01 - £320,000

D

£68,000.01 - £88,000

H

More than £320,000

Peterborough City Council Element

The City Council, at the full council meeting on the 4 March 2020, in accordance with Section 30(2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, set the amount of Council Tax for the year 2020/21 for each of the categories of dwellings within its administrative area.

The Peterborough City Council element of your bill is made up of two parts:

  • General council tax used for all council services, including, highway maintenance, children and adult social care, housing, waste management and recycling libraries and many other services.
  • The adult social care ‘precept’, which specifically goes towards the rising cost of adult social care services (ASC).

Our council tax increase in council tax for this year is 3.99% (due to rounding this appears as 4% on your bill).

How your money is spent

For 2020/21 the Council has set an overall gross budget of £404m. The figures below show broadly how we plan to spend our gross budget on services, and where the money comes from:

  • £110.3m - Schools (this money can only be spent on Schools)
  • £38.6m - Housing Benefit (this money can only be spent on Housing Benefit)
  • £70.6m - Adults Social Care
  • £21.2m - Childrens Social Care
  • £42.6m - Communities, Commissioning and Commercial Operations
  • £11.4m - Public Health (this money can only be spent on Public Health)
  • £6.1m - Highways and Road Improvements
  • £14.4m - Waste Disposal and Street Cleaning
  • £2.0m - Parks and Open Spaces
  • £3.7m - Recreational, Culture, Leisure and Libraries
  • £30.6m - Capital Financing
  • £52.3m - Legal & Democratic, Finance, Customer Services & other Support Services 
What we spend on council services

Where the money comes from

  • £83.3m - Council tax (20.6%)
  • £51.4m - Business Rates (12.7%)
  • £10.4m - Revenue Support Grant (2.6%)
  • £43.3m - Other Grants (10.7%)
  • £38.8m - Housing Benefit (9.6%)
  • £99.3m - Dedicated School Grant (24.6%)
  • £31.6m - Fees & Charges (7.8%)
  • £45.9m - Other Income (11.4%)

Total £404m

Where the gross income come from

Council Tax increase limit

The government limits the amount that councils can increase Council Tax by without holding a local referendum.

  • The limit is currently 2%. That is why many councils, including Peterborough City Council, have increased general Council Tax by 1.99% to be under the referendum limit.
  • The government also allows councils to raise a 2% adult social care precept to help relieve funding pressures.

The Council Tax rate, per valuation band:

  

Valuation Bands 

  

  

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

General Council Tax- 1.99% 

850.94 

992.76 

1,134.59 

1,276.41 

1,560.06 

1,843.70 

2,127.35 

2,552.82 

Adult Social Care Precept -2% 

81.06 

94.57 

108.08 

121.59 

148.61 

175.63 

202.65 

243.18 

Total Council Tax Charge 

932.00 

1,087.33 

1,242.67 

1,398.00 

1,708.67 

2,019.33 

2,330.00 

2,796.00 

The table above shows only the county council portion of your bill. The appropriate parish Fire Authority and Police and Crime Commissioner Council Tax will need to be added to give the total Council Tax charge.

Adult social care responsibilities

The Secretary of State made an offer to adult social care authorities. (“Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)

The offer was the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting its expenditure on adult social care from the financial year 2016-17. It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons

As part of the Local Government Financial Settlement 2020/21 the Government announced that Councils could charge up to an additional “precept” of 2% for 2020/21.

Peterborough City Council has increased the Adult Social Care Precept by the maximum allowed from 2016/17 to 2019/20. The Council has increased in the Adult Social Care Precept in 2020/21 by the maximum amount of 2%.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Fire Authority, at its meeting on the 6 February 2020, in accordance with section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, set its precepts for 2020/21 for each of the categories of dwellings.

The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel, at its meeting on the 6 February 2020, in accordance with section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, set its precepts for 2020/21 for each of the categories of dwelling.

  

Valuation Bands 

  

  

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire 

155.10 

180.95 

206.80 

232.65 

284.35 

336.05 

387.75 

465.30 

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Fire Authority 

48.06 

56.07 

64.08 

72.09 

88.11 

104.13 

120.15 

144.18 

TOTAL 

203.16 

237.02 

270.88 

304.74 

372.46 

440.18 

507.90 

609.48 

Parish Precepts

Your individual parish council will set a precept based on local decisions; therefore this element of your council tax bill will be different depending on your area. The individual parish precepts are detailed in the following table:

A 

B 

C 

D 

E 

F 

G 

H 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

Ailsworth 

21.55  

25.15  

28.74  

32.33  

39.51  

46.70  

53.88  

64.66  

Bainton & Ashton 

33.08  

38.59  

44.11  

49.62  

60.65  

71.67  

82.70  

99.24  

Barnack 

20.91  

24.40  

27.88  

31.37  

38.34  

45.31  

52.28  

62.74  

Bretton 

33.39  

38.96  

44.52  

50.09  

61.22  

72.35  

83.48  

100.18  

Castor 

58.67  

68.44  

78.22  

88.00  

107.56  

127.11  

146.67  

176.00  

Deeping Gate 

13.52  

15.77  

18.03  

20.28  

24.79  

29.29  

33.80  

40.56  

Etton 

26.91  

31.39  

35.88  

40.36  

49.33  

58.30  

67.27  

80.72  

Eye 

23.33  

27.21  

31.10  

34.99  

42.77  

50.54  

58.32  

69.98  

Glinton 

21.33  

24.89  

28.44  

32.00  

39.11  

46.22  

53.33  

64.00  

Hampton 

18.23  

21.26  

24.30  

27.34  

33.42  

39.49  

45.57  

54.68  

Helpston 

13.57  

15.84  

18.10  

20.36  

24.88  

29.41  

33.93  

40.72  

Marholm 

14.78  

17.24  

19.71  

22.17  

27.10  

32.02  

36.95  

44.34  

Maxey 

9.91  

11.56  

13.21  

14.86  

18.16  

21.46  

24.77  

29.72  

Newborough & Borough Fen 

25.97  

30.29  

34.62  

38.95  

47.61  

56.26  

64.92  

77.90  

Northborough 

32.48  

37.89  

43.31  

48.72  

59.55  

70.37  

81.20  

97.44  

Orton Longueville 

7.29  

8.50  

9.72  

10.93  

13.36  

15.79  

18.22  

21.86  

Orton Waterville 

9.03  

10.53  

12.04  

13.54  

16.55  

19.56  

22.57  

27.08  

Peakirk 

21.67  

25.29  

28.90  

32.51  

39.73  

46.96  

54.18  

65.02  

Southorpe 

5.93  

6.91  

7.90  

8.89  

10.87  

12.84  

14.82  

17.78  

Sutton 

14.85  

17.33  

19.80  

22.28  

27.23  

32.18  

37.13  

44.56  

St. Martin's Without 

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

Thorney 

40.25  

46.96  

53.67  

60.38  

73.80  

87.22  

100.63  

120.76  

Thornhaugh 

41.20  

48.07  

54.93  

61.80  

75.53  

89.27  

103.00  

123.60  

Ufford 

41.53  

48.46  

55.38  

62.30  

76.14  

89.99  

103.83  

124.60  

Upton 

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

Wansford 

29.56  

34.49  

39.41  

44.34  

54.19  

64.05  

73.90  

88.68  

Wittering 

44.33  

51.71  

59.10  

66.49  

81.27  

96.04  

110.82  

132.98  

Wothorpe 

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Total Non-Parished Areas 

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

0.00  

Parishes all set the precept that they charge, which forms part of the total council tax for that area. If a parish council requires a precept in excess of £140,000 to fund its spending plans, it has a statutory duty to publish details of its expenditure. 

Bretton parish council have exceeded this threshold and the detailed spending plan is shown below. 

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Total Council Tax Amounts Summary

Including Peterborough City Council, Police and Crime Commissioner, The Fire Authority and Parish Precept.

In accordance with section 38(2) of the act, the amounts of Council Tax, so set for the year 2019/2020 for each of the categories of dwellings are shown below:

  

Valuation Bands 

  

  

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

Ailsworth 

£1,156.71 

£1,349.50 

£1,542.29 

£1,735.07 

£2,120.64 

£2,506.21 

£2,891.78 

£3,470.14 

Bainton & Ashton 

£1,168.24 

£1,362.94 

£1,557.66 

£1,752.36 

£2,141.78 

£2,531.18 

£2,920.60 

£3,504.72 

Barnack 

£1,156.07 

£1,348.75 

£1,541.43 

£1,734.11 

£2,119.47 

£2,504.82 

£2,890.18 

£3,468.22 

Bretton 

£1,168.55 

£1,363.31 

£1,558.07 

£1,752.83 

£2,142.35 

£2,531.86 

£2,921.38 

£3,505.66 

Castor 

£1,193.83 

£1,392.79 

£1,591.77 

£1,790.74 

£2,188.69 

£2,586.62 

£2,984.57 

£3,581.48 

Deeping Gate 

£1,148.68 

£1,340.12 

£1,531.58 

£1,723.02 

£2,105.92 

£2,488.80 

£2,871.70 

£3,446.04 

Etton 

£1,162.07 

£1,355.74 

£1,549.43 

£1,743.10 

£2,130.46 

£2,517.81 

£2,905.17 

£3,486.20 

Eye 

£1,158.49 

£1,351.56 

£1,544.65 

£1,737.73 

£2,123.90 

£2,510.05 

£2,896.22 

£3,475.46 

Glinton 

£1,156.49 

£1,349.24 

£1,541.99 

£1,734.74 

£2,120.24 

£2,505.73 

£2,891.23 

£3,469.48 

Hampton 

£1,153.39 

£1,345.61 

£1,537.85 

£1,730.08 

£2,114.55 

£2,499.00 

£2,883.47 

£3,460.16 

Helpston 

£1,148.73 

£1,340.19 

£1,531.65 

£1,723.10 

£2,106.01 

£2,488.92 

£2,871.83 

£3,446.20 

Marholm 

£1,149.94 

£1,341.59 

£1,533.26 

£1,724.91 

£2,108.23 

£2,491.53 

£2,874.85 

£3,449.82 

Maxey 

£1,145.07 

£1,335.91 

£1,526.76 

£1,717.60 

£2,099.29 

£2,480.97 

£2,862.67 

£3,435.20 

Newborough & Borough Fen 

£1,161.13 

£1,354.64 

£1,548.17 

£1,741.69 

£2,128.74 

£2,515.77 

£2,902.82 

£3,483.38 

Northborough 

£1,167.64 

£1,362.24 

£1,556.86 

£1,751.46 

£2,140.68 

£2,529.88 

£2,919.10 

£3,502.92 

Orton Longueville 

£1,142.45 

£1,332.85 

£1,523.27 

£1,713.67 

£2,094.49 

£2,475.30 

£2,856.12 

£3,427.34 

Orton Waterville 

£1,144.19 

£1,334.88 

£1,525.59 

£1,716.28 

£2,097.68 

£2,479.07 

£2,860.47 

£3,432.56 

Peakirk 

£1,156.83 

£1,349.64 

£1,542.45 

£1,735.25 

£2,120.86 

£2,506.47 

£2,892.08 

£3,470.50 

Southorpe 

£1,141.09 

£1,331.26 

£1,521.45 

£1,711.63 

£2,092.00 

£2,472.35 

£2,852.72 

£3,423.26 

Sutton 

£1,150.01 

£1,341.68 

£1,533.35 

£1,725.02 

£2,108.36 

£2,491.69 

£2,875.03 

£3,450.04 

St. Martin's Without 

£1,135.16 

£1,324.35 

£1,513.55 

£1,702.74 

£2,081.13 

£2,459.51 

£2,837.90 

£3,405.48 

Thorney 

£1,175.41 

£1,371.31 

£1,567.22 

£1,763.12 

£2,154.93 

£2,546.73 

£2,938.53 

£3,526.24 

Thornhaugh 

£1,176.36 

£1,372.42 

£1,568.48 

£1,764.54 

£2,156.66 

£2,548.78 

£2,940.90 

£3,529.08 

Ufford 

£1,176.69 

£1,372.81 

£1,568.93 

£1,765.04 

£2,157.27 

£2,549.50 

£2,941.73 

£3,530.08 

Upton 

£1,135.16 

£1,324.35 

£1,513.55 

£1,702.74 

£2,081.13 

£2,459.51 

£2,837.90 

£3,405.48 

Wansford 

£1,164.72 

£1,358.84 

£1,552.96 

£1,747.08 

£2,135.32 

£2,523.56 

£2,911.80 

£3,494.16 

Wittering 

£1,179.49 

£1,376.06 

£1,572.65 

£1,769.23 

£2,162.40 

£2,555.55 

£2,948.72 

£3,538.46 

Wothorpe 

£1,135.16 

£1,324.35 

£1,513.55 

£1,702.74 

£2,081.13 

£2,459.51 

£2,837.90 

£3,405.48 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Total Non-Parished Areas 

£1,135.16 

£1,324.35 

£1,513.55 

£1,702.74 

£2,081.13 

£2,459.51 

£2,837.90 

£3,405.48 

Levies Paid to other organisations by Peterborough City Council

Levies are statutory payments made to other organisations who are funded by local taxpayers.

The Environment Agency has powers in respect of flood and coastal erosion risk management for 2,292 kilometres of main river, and along tidal and sea defences in the area of the Anglian Northern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. Money is spent on the construction of new flood defence schemes, the maintenance of the river system and existing flood defences together with the operation of a flood warning system and management of the risk of coastal erosion.

The majority of the funding for flood defences comes from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). However, under the new Partnership Funding rule not all schemes will attract full central funding. To provide local funding for local priorities and contributions for partnership funding the Regional Flood and Coastal Committees recommend through the Environment Agency a local levy.

A change in the gross budgeted expenditure between years reflects the programme of works for both capital and revenue needed by the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to which you contribute. The total Local Levy raised by this committee has stayed the same.

Internal drainage boards manage an extensive network of watercourses, embankments, pumping stations and other water control assets within the local area in order to maintain water levels and mitigate the risk of flooding. Under the Land Drainage Act 1991 the boards can raise income from the areas for which they provide water level management to maintain and improve their assets, and this is partly achieved by a levy on local authorities.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is the area's statutory Transport Authority. The Authority's focus is on leading the delivery of strategic transport schemes, transport planning and engaging with national and regional bodies, whilst delegating the passenger transport powers to Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council.

Levying bodies 

2019/20 

2020/21 

Change in PCC Levy 

Gross Exp 

Levy Raised 

Gross Exp 

Levy Raised 

Total 

PCC Share 

Total 

PCC Share 

  

£m 

£m 

£m 

£m 

£m 

£m 

% 

Environment Agency Anglian Region 

82.537 

1.698 

0.165 

71.875 

1.715 

0.168 

1.9% 

Welland and Deepings Drainage Board 

2.544 

1.578 

0.167 

2.641 

1.669 

0.176 

5.2% 

North Level District Drainage board 

2.217 

0.824 

0.316 

2.430 

0.860 

0.336 

6.3% 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority - Integrated Transport Levy

36.431

12.369

3.631

41.742

12.348

3.850

6.0%