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Where your council tax goes

Your yearly Council Tax charge is based on:

  • the area you live in, known as the parish
  • the valuation of your property, which gives it the council tax band

Where your council tax goes

Less than 11% of the Council Tax we collect stays within Forest of Dean District Council. We also collect Council Tax for:

Council tax charges

If you know the band that your property is in, you can check the annual price of the council tax payable on your property.

Your council tax bill 

To see the spending plans:

For information about the adult social care precept visit the Gloucestershire County Council website.

District council funding

We use our share of the council tax collected to help pay for a variety of services, including:

The council tax we collect does not pay for the full cost of local services. The rest of our funding comes from:

  • Central Government grants
  • Redistributed business rates
  • Interest income
  • Various fees and charges
  • Other grants and contributions
  • Savings