What is Council Tax?
Council Tax is a local tax set by your local councils.
It helps to pay for local services such as schools, libraries, refuse collection and sports centres which are provided by Worcester City Council, Worcestershire County Council, West Mercia Police and Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority.
If you live in the parish of Warndon or St Peters you will also pay a small amount for parish council services.
You pay your Council Tax to the City Council and we send the county, police or parish the amounts they have asked for.
You can find out more about what your Council Tax pays for in our Council Tax leaflet and by using the links below.
- Worcester City Council Tax Leaflet 2019 (pdf)
- Worcestershire County Council Leaflet 2019 (pdf)
- West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner Leaflet 2019 (pdf)
- H & W Fire and Rescue Service
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has 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 is the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax for financial years from the financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual approval of the House of Commons, the Secretary of State intends to offer the option of charging this “precept” at an appropriate level in each financial year up to and including the financial year 2019-20.