Your Council Tax 2022
Less than 9p in every £1 you pay in Council Tax comes to us at the District Council. The rest of the money you pay goes to Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue.
How much will Council Tax cost me?
You can see the current cost of Council Tax for a Band D property using the map below. You can search for your parish or town and see how much of what you pay funds services here at Newark and Sherwood District Council. If you have any concerns over paying your Council Tax, please contact us.
Energy Price Increase and Council Tax Payment
On 3rd February 2022, the Chancellor announced the Energy Bills Rebate to help households with rising energy bills. This rebate is a £150 one-off payment to be made directly to a household in Council Tax Band A-D and to those who live in Band E properties who receive a disabled band reduction.
For those who pay their Council Tax by direct debit
We are paying this automatically into bank accounts if the name of the direct debit is the same name as on the Council Tax bill. A letter will be issued to confirm when this has happened.
Where initials or maiden names are present on the Direct Debit mandate that has been set up originally, a review process is in place. Where there are difficulties confirming records, we will write to you in order to confirm details.
For those who do not pay their Council Tax by direct debit
Households who do not pay by direct debit will receive a letter over the next three weeks with information on how they can receive the payment. The first batch of letters have been posted out today (21 June 2022).
Each letter will include a unique bar code that can be scanned at any Post Office to receive their cash payment. You can find your nearest Post Office branch online.
The Council Tax payer will need to take the letter along with two forms of identification and proof of address. This can include:
- Valid passport
- National Identity Card (photo)
- Photo driving licence
- Other photo identification (e.g. bus pass)
- Utility bill
- Post Office Easy ID
The letters have to be sent out in batches to ensure that the Post Office is not overwhelmed.
For those unable to get to a post office
For any claimant that will have difficulties getting to their nearest Post Office branch, they can contact the District Council to receive a link to a form where they can submit their bank details for payment instead. These bank details will need to be verified with the Council Tax records held.
If a payment is not claimed before 31 August 2022, the rebate will instead either be applied as a credit to a household’s Council Tax account or, once the Post Office has confirmed with us which payments have not been claimed, we will write a letter to those households asking them to complete a form so we can process their payment to be credited to their bank account.
Additional Discretionary Funding
Other support for rising costs of living
Since the energy rebate was announced in February 2022, the UK government has made a number of other announcements about ways in which it plans to support residents with rising costs of living.
Read more about the support being offered in our latest statement: Update from the District Council on support for residents with rising costs of living
Further advice is available on our Cost of living webpage.
Hear more from Councillor David Lloyd on the range of government support available by watching the cost of living YouTube video.
Who is responsible for paying Council Tax?
Council Tax payment is the responsibility of owner-occupiers or, if rented, council tenants, private tenants and tenants of housing associations. Pay your Council Tax bill.
Council Tax is also payable on unoccupied furnished and unfurnished houses in certain circumstances. Find out more about reductions and exemptions.
The figures on this page are correct for the 2022/2023 tax year.
How is my Council Tax band determined?
The amount of Council Tax you pay depends on the valuation band a property has been placed in by the Government’s Valuation Office Agency. Find out more about Council Tax bands.
How do we spend our Council Tax money?
Newark and Sherwood District Council run a number of services for you.
To see what your Council Tax money is spent on in relation to the climate emergency visit our climate emergency page.
Where is the rest of my Council Tax money spent?
More than four out of every ten Council Tax payers in Newark and Sherwood live in Band A properties. Based on a Band A property, the following list and table show how much of your Council Tax goes to each authority.
- Nottinghamshire County Council - £75.82 per £100
- Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner - £11.72 per £100
- Newark and Sherwood District Council - £8.56 per £100
- Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service - £3.90 per £100
|Who spends your money?||2021 / 2022||2022 / 2023||% Change|
|Nottinghamshire County Council||£1,053.90||£1,096.06||4.00*|
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner
|Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service||£55.30||£56.38||1.95|
Parish precepts levied by your local town or parish council are not included here. Parish Precepts 2022/23 [18kb]
*Adult and social care precept
The government has made an offer to adult social care authorities allowing them to charge an additional “precept” on Council Tax for financial years from the financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum. This is to assist the authority (in our case Nottinghamshire County Council) in meeting expenditure on adult social care. The County Council has approved the implementation of a 3% Social Care Precept for 2022/23 to part fund increasing costs associated with adult social care.
Statutory Council Tax information
We have a statutory duty to display the below information on our website:
Information on the charges for each Council Tax band: Council Tax Charges 2022/2023 [14kb]
If you have a query regarding the detail provided, any aspect of your bill or would like to receive a hard copy of the details provided here, contact us.
You can also contact the different services funded by your council tax using the details below.
Nottinghamshire County Council
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service