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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