Your council tax explained

Contents

How Council Tax is shared out

Based on a Band D property, the following table shows how much of your Council Tax goes to each organisation and the percentage share.

  • Parish Councils 1.75%
  • Nottinghamshire Police 11.47%
  • Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service 3.90%
  • Bassetlaw District Council 8.62%
  • Adult Social Care 7.03% *
  • Nottinghamshire County Council 67.23%

* Nottinghamshire County Council are also levying a charge to pay for the provision of Adult Social Care.

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 It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20.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’.

How we set your Council Tax

This shows the breakdown of the expenditure requirements for Bassetlaw District Council only. View other services [hyperlink this text] included in your council tax.

Services provided by Bassetlaw District Council

Gross Expenditure 2021/22

£

Net Expenditure 2021/22

£

Previous year Net

Expenditure 2020/21

£

Chief Executive Department 600,000 458,000 445,000
Human Resources 535,000 281,000 261,000
Corporate Services 4,271,000 2,553,000 2,433,000
Finance, Property & Revenue 25,822,000 2,560,000 2,253,000
Neighbourhoods 9,124,000 6,702,000 6,172,000
Regeneration 4,555,000 2,308,000 2,095,000
Housing General Fund 1,874,000 313,000 302,000
Service Total 46,781,000 15,175,000 13,961,000
Other Budgets 3,949,000 955,000 1,291,000
Transfer to (+) from (-) reserves 812,000 812,000 1,014,000
Budget Requirement 51,542,000 16,942,000 16,266,000

This gives a total net requirement of £16,942,000 for 2021/22 (rounded)

What are the significant changes?

Bassetlaw’s planned expenditure for last year 2020/21 was £16,266,000. Significant changes are as shown in the table.

Major changes between years

£’ 000

Payroll inflation (including pay award, pensions, N.I. & Apprenticeship levy)

660

Job Evaluation less savings to offset on mileage, overtime and vacancy factor

44

Fees and Charges rental income & Queen’s Building rental to NHS

-125

Profit Share Bersahill/S80

-100

Other Budget Reductions

-149

Increased Expenditure (including drainage board & business rates/bid levy)

144

Increased Expenditure (including I.T. costs, insurance and transport)

185

Various other Net Increases (including climate change, fixed sum pension)

155

Other Minor Movements

64

Movement in Reserves

-202

Sub Total

676

How does the £16,942,000 net expenditure requirement link to the Council Tax charge for 2021/22?

We deduct any grants that we receive from the total net budget requirement above to arrive at a net amount that we need to raise from Council Tax receipts. The last column shows these figures divided by the total number of Band D equivalent chargeable dwellings known as the Tax Base which for 2021/22 is 35,771.49.

Grants received by Bassetlaw deducted from Total net budget requirement

£

£ (shown as a Band D equivalent)

Total net budget requirement

16,942,300

473.63

Less grants received by Bassetlaw District Council

 

 

Revenue Support Grant (RSG)

-228,800

-6.40

Retained Business Rates

-7,575,000

-211.76

New Homes Bonus Grant

-822,000

-22.98

Grants Received

-60,000

-1.68

Collection Fund Surplus

34,000

0.95

Council Tax Support Admin Grant

-126,100

-3.53

Miscellaneous Government Grant

-195,900

-5.48

Parish Councils and Charter Trustees

-1,232,400

-34.45

Total Grants and Income

6,736,100

188.31

Net amount to raise from 2020/21 Council Tax receipts for Bassetlaw District Council Services only

6,736,100(rounded)

188.31(rounded)

 

Council Tax requirement for all area services

We then ask Notts County Council, the Police Authority, the Fire Service and the 48 parish councils in the district, what their future budget requirements are for the year and add these together to arrive at a total we need to collect through Council Tax. Information about the services provided by the County Council, Police and Fire Authorities can be found on their websites.

Total Required

Total of Required

£

%

£

(shown as a Band D

equivalent

Bassetlaw District Council

6,563,400

8.62%

183.48

Total Parish requirement (48 precepts)

1,334,798

1.75%

37.31

Nottinghamshire County Council

51,195,514

67.23%

1,431.21

Nottinghamshire County Council Adult Social Care

5,352,846

7.03%

149.64

Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner

8,737,544

11.47%

244.26

Combined Fire Authority

2,967,245

3.90%

82.95

Council Tax requirement 2021/22

76,152,347

100.00% 

2,128.86

 

We divide the above total required (£76,152,347) by the total number of Band D equivalent chargeable dwellings known as the tax base.

For 2021/22 this is 35,771.49 to reach an average Band D charge of £2059.27.

Please note: Actual charges may vary and are listed for each Town or Parish.

Who does what?

Bassetlaw District Council provides important local services to citizens, residents, businesses, charities and voluntary groups. Services include:

Corporate Resources

  • Community Safety, CCTV, Anti Social Behaviour
  • Business Rates, Council Tax, Housing Benefit
  • Democratic Services, Elections, Communications
  • Customer Services, Information Technology, Geographical Information System
  • Finance, Grants to support voluntary sector
  • Legal Licensing

Regeneration and Neighbourhoods

  • Bassetlaw Museum
  • Leisure Facilities, Parks & Open Spaces
  • Car Parks, Tourism, Markets, Shopmobility
  • Household Waste, Trade Waste, Recycling, Street Sweeping
  • Planning, Building Control
  • Food Hygiene, Environment Health, Public Health

 

More information about other services

Your Council Tax funds other important local services, as well as Bassetlaw District Council Services.

Other major preceptors

Harworth & Bircotes Town Council and Carlton-in-Lindrick Parish Council each raise in excess of £140,000 as a Parish charge. We are required to give details of how they work out their requirements.

Budget of Harworth & Bircotes Town Council

How Harworth & Bircotes Town Council (external link) have worked out their requirements from Council Tax.

 

Previous Year 2020/21

£

This Year 2021/22

£

Expenditure

350,900

360,973

Less other income

(102,034)

(97,175)

Precept

248,866

263,798

 

 

Budget of Carlton-in-Lindrick Parish Council

How Carlton-in-Lindrick Parish Council (external link) have worked out their requirements from Council Tax.

 

Previous Year 2020/21

£

This Year 2021/22

£

Expenditure

207,666

208,833

Less other income

(51,467)

(50,376)

Precept

156,199

158,457

Your Council Tax by Parish & Town 2021-22

The charges shown are based on two adult residents.

Council taxes include Bassetlaw District Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Combined Fire Authority and Parish.

If you live in parts of the Bassetlaw District where no parish levy applies, please see ‘All other parts of Bassetlaw’.

This covers residents in Bole; Carburton; Clumber and Hardwick; Haughton; Scaftworth; Wallingwells; West Burton.

  Amount of Precept Parish Levy at Band 'D'
Parish/Town  A   B   C  D  E   F   G   H  2021/22 2020/21   
 £   £   £  £  £   £   £   £  £ £ £ £
Askham 1,407.60 1,642.21 1,876.79 2,111.40 2,580.59 3,049.81 3,519.00 4,222.80 1,648 1,648 19.86
Babworth 1,410.11 1,645.13 1,880.14 2,115.16 2,585.19 3,055.24 3,525.27 4,230.32 5,313 5,313 23.62
Barnby Moor 1,416.61 1,652.71 1,888.80 2,124.91 2,597.11 3,069.32 3,541.52 4,249.82 4,015 3,820 33.37
Beckingham-cum-Saundby 1,451.53 1,693.45 1,935.36 2,177.29 2,661.13 3,144.98 3,628.82 4,354.58 40,925 28,314 85.75
Blyth 1,442.68 1,683.13 1,923.57 2,164.02 2,644.91 3,125.81 3,606.70 4,328.04 36,504 29,060 72.48
Bothamsall 1,409.75 1,644.71 1,879.66 2,114.62 2,584.53 3,054.46 3,524.37 4,229.24 2,000 2,000 23.08
Carlton in Lindrick 1,457.69 1,700.65 1,943.58 2,186.54 2,672.43 3,158.34 3,644.23 4,373.08 158,457 156,199 95.00
Clarborough & Welham 1,419.47 1,656.05 1,892.62 2,129.20 2,602.35 3,075.52 3,548.67 4,258.40 15,000 15,000 37.66
Clayworth 1,433.23 1,672.11 1,910.97 2,149.85 2,627.59 3,105.35 3,583.08 4,299.70 8,375 8,170 58.31
Dunham on Trent with Ragnall, Fledborough and Darlton 1,434.89 1,674.05 1,913.18 2,152.34 2,630.63 3,108.94 3,587.23 4,304.68 13,462 11,540 60.80
East Drayton 1,419.25 1,655.79 1,892.32 2,128.87 2,601.95 3,075.04 3,548.12 4,257.74 4,348 3,121 37.33
East Markham 1,424.69 1,662.15 1,899.58 2,137.04 2,611.93 3,086.84 3,561.73 4,274.08 22,996 22,762 45.50
East Retford Charter Trustees 1,395.09 1,627.62 1,860.12 2,092.64 2,557.66 3,022.71 3,487.73 4,185.28 7,875 9,610 1.10
Elkesley 1,432.35 1,671.08 1,909.79 2,148.52 2,625.96 3,103.42 3,580.87 4,297.04 13,917 13,917 56.98
Everton 1,419.67 1,656.28 1,892.88 2,129.50 2,602.72 3,075.95 3,549.17 4,259.00 14,910 14,186 37.96
Gamston with West Drayton & Eaton 1,411.68 1,646.97 1,882.23 2,117.52 2,588.07 3,058.65 3,529.20 4,235.04 6,462 6,400 25.98
Gringley-on-the Hill 1,438.23 1,677.95 1,917.64 2,157.35 2,636.75 3,116.18 3,595.58 4,314.70 22,500 22,000 65.81
Harworth & Bircotes 1,470.29 1,715.35 1,960.38 2,205.44 2,695.53 3,185.64 3,675.73 4,410.88 263,798 248,866 113.90
Hayton 1,443.40 1,683.97 1,924.53 2,165.10 2,646.23 3,127.37 3,608.50 4,330.20 11,420 11,548 73.56
Headon-cum-Upton with Grove & Stokeham 1,434.23 1,673.27 1,912.30 2,151.34 2,629.41 3,107.50 3,585.57 4,302.68 9,726 9,184 59.80
Hodsock 1,442.29 1,682.67 1,923.04 2,163.43 2,644.19 3,124.96 3,605.72 4,326.86 44,496 43,778 71.89
Holbeck & Welbeck 1,411.86 1,647.18 1,882.47 2,117.79 2,588.40 3,059.04 3,529.65 4,235.58 4,033 4,158 26.25
Laneham 1,465.82 1,710.13 1,954.42 2,198.73 2,687.33 3,175.95 3,664.55 4,397.46 15,811 7,326 107.19
Lound 1,441.01 1,681.19 1,921.34 2,161.52 2,641.85 3,122.20 3,602.53 4,323.04 14,000 14,000 69.98
Markham Clinton 1,419.33 1,655.90 1,892.44 2,129.00 2,602.10 3,075.23 3,548.33 4,258.00 3,547 3,547 37.46
Mattersey 1,433.98 1,672.98 1,911.97 2,150.97 2,628.96 3,106.96 3,584.95 4,301.94 15,218 14,169 59.43
Misson 1,428.91 1,667.06 1,905.20 2,143.36 2,619.66 3,095.97 3,572.27 4,286.72 13,843 13,188 51.82
Misterton 1,480.27 1,726.98 1,973.68 2,220.40 2,713.82 3,207.25 3,700.67 4,440.80 93,500 93,500 128.86
Nether Langwith 1,446.85 1,688.00 1,929.13 2,170.28 2,652.56 3,134.86 3,617.13 4,340.56 11,573 11,324 78.74
Normanton-on-Trent with Marnham 1,411.02 1,646.20 1,881.35 2,116.53 2,586.86 3,057.22 3,527.55 4,233.06 5,077 5,022 24.99
North and South Wheatley 1,445.63 1,686.57 1,927.50 2,168.44 2,650.31 3,132.20 3,614.07 4,336.88 21,006 21,006 76.90
North Leverton with Habblesthorpe 1,424.56 1,661.99 1,899.41 2,136.84 2,611.69 3,086.55 3,561.40 4,273.68 15,502 15,597 45.30
Norton Cuckney 1,455.89 1,698.54 1,941.18 2,183.83 2,669.12 3,154.43 3,639.72 4,367.66 13,555 12,975 92.29
Rampton 1,490.02 1,738.36 1,986.69 2,235.03 2,731.70 3,228.38 3,725.05 4,470.06 42,359 36,859 143.49
Ranskill 1,421.27 1,658.15 1,895.02 2,131.90 2,605.65 3,079.42 3,553.17 4,263.80 20,937 20,574 40.36
Rhodesia 1,418.22 1,654.60 1,890.95 2,127.33 2,600.06 3,072.82 3,545.55 4,254.66 10,208 9,509 35.79
Scrooby 1,430.55 1,668.99 1,907.40 2,145.83 2,622.67 3,099.54 3,576.38 4,291.66 7,075 6,875 54.29
Shireoaks 1,422.64 1,659.75 1,896.85 2,133.96 2,608.17 3,082.39 3,556.60 4,267.92 23,697 21,016 42.42
South Leverton 1,446.34 1,687.40 1,928.45 2,169.51 2,651.62 3,133.74 3,615.85 4,339.02 15,248 10,028 77.97
Sturton-le-Steeple 1,461.14 1,704.67 1,948.18 2,191.71 2,678.75 3,165.81 3,652.85 4,383.42 20,141 20,878 100.17
Styrrup with Oldcotes 1,439.65 1,679.59 1,919.52 2,159.47 2,639.35 3,119.24 3,599.12 4,318.94 17,174 17,087 67.93
Sutton 1,425.12 1,662.65 1,900.15 2,137.68 2,612.71 3,087.77 3,562.80 4,275.36 12,881 12,881 46.14
Torworth 1,503.54 1,754.14 2,004.71 2,255.31 2,756.48 3,257.68 3,758.85 4,510.62 14,400 13,080 163.77
Treswell-with-Cottam 1,407.66 1,642.28 1,876.87 2,111.49 2,580.70 3,049.94 3,519.15 4,222.98 2,546 2,771 19.95
Tuxford 1,508.96 1,760.46 2,011.94 2,263.44 2,766.42 3,269.42 3,772.40 4,526.88 137,395 131,034 171.90
Walkeringham 1,438.91 1,678.74 1,918.54 2,158.37 2,638.00 3,117.65 3,597.28 4,316.74 23,866 23,646 66.83
West Stockwith 1,483.09 1,730.28 1,977.45 2,224.64 2,719.00 3,213.38 3,707.73 4,449.28 16,423 15,497 133.10
Wiseton 1,401.40 1,634.97 1,868.53 2,102.10 2,569.23 3,036.37 3,503.50 4,204.20 497 427 10.56
Worksop Charter Trustees 1,396.28 1,629.00 1,861.70 2,094.42 2,559.84 3,025.28 3,490.70 4,188.84 35,139 19,407 2.88
All other parts of Bassetlaw 2021/22 1,394.36 1,626.76 1,859.14 2,091.54 2,556.32 3,021.12 3,485.90 4,183.08      
Last year 2020/21 1,349.41 1,574.31 1,799.21 2,024.11 2,473.91 2,923.71 3,373.52

4,048.22

     

 

 

Empty Dwelling Discounts & Charges

Discounts

The discounts below apply to the property; a change in ownership does not trigger a fresh period of entitlement to the discounts. The discounts
apply from the date on which the dwelling becomes empty.

Dwellings which are furnished but unoccupied are known as ‘second homes’, they are billed at the full rate; there is no discount for these dwellings. The premium charge is not billed on second homes. 

Requirements for the discount to apply How long does the discount apply for? What happens after the discount period has expired? Amount of discount
Dwelling must be unoccupied and
unfurnished
Up to 6 months No further discount 25%
Dwellings must be uninhabitable
(in need of or undergoing major
repair works to make it habitable)
Up to 12 months No further discount 25%

Premium charges for long term empty dwellings

A 100% premium charge is added for properties empty for two years or more.

This means an extra charge of 100% of the Council Tax (the Council Tax bill is doubled) will be payable, until the property is furnished or becomes
permanently occupied as someone’s main home.

Council Tax banding and appeals

What do others pay in Council Tax compared with band A? 

Generally, the higher the band, the higher the Council Tax payable.

Band A B C D E F G H
Cost £1396.28  x 1⅙ x 1⅓ x 1½ x 1⅚ x 2⅙ x 2½ x 3

For example, a Band D pays 1½ times more than a band A. The fractions shown above are set by the Government and do not change from year to
year.

Can I appeal against my property’s valuation band?

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) values domestic properties for council tax. This valuation is used to set your council tax band. You might need to contact the VOA if you think your council tax band is wrong. If you challenge your band, you must continue to pay council tax at your current band until your appeal is decided. 

You can contact the VOA. If you are unable to use the online service you can also contact the VOA on 03000 501 501.

Help to pay - Council Tax

Council Tax Reduction (CTR) replaced Council Tax Benefit from April 2013 and each year since then, the Council has set a local discount scheme for working age people. The Government retained a national scheme for people of Pension age, which is means-tested.

The local scheme is designed to assist those on very low incomes or out of work benefits such as Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance and the new Universal Credit. It also supports those who have a severe disability. 

You can make a claim for council tax reduction. If you need help to claim or any advice on what you can claim, there are also links on the benefits pages to help you, including a benefit calculator.

A full copy of the council’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme can be found on the above website and search for “Council Tax Reduction”

Help and Advice

For general benefits advice you can contact us on-line or by emailing Customer Services, completing our 'make a benefits enquiry' form or call 01909 533 710.

For help to arrange payment call 01909 533 234 or if you need to talk to one of our money advisors call 01909 533 744.

Council Tax Reduction - What is changing?

For 2021/22, the Council has decided not to make any fundamental changes to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme. However, due to the proposed increases in state benefits and allowances, we must increase the income levels in each income band for working age people, so where possible, people stay in the same income band that their CTR was calculated in last year.

If you are of pension-age, these changes do not affect you as your CTR is calculated on a Government set scheme and won’t be changing.

How will the new scheme work?

We add together the net weekly income of yourself and your partner (if you have one). Then we apply any deductions we call disregarded income. The disregarded income types have not changed from the previous scheme, (for example child benefit, child maintenance and some disability benefits are disregarded). There is no means-test calculation, it is a straight forward discount.

Income band

Income level/household type

New amount of discount

Pensioner

Pension-age (prescribed scheme) means-tested

100%

1

Vulnerable (severely disabled)

95%

2

Households in receipt of passported benefits or maximum Universal Credit
with income less than £81.15 per week

88%

 

3

Weekly income £81.16 to £181.91

65%

4

Weekly income £181.92 to £241.20

45%

5

Weekly income £241.21 to £329.64

25%

 

Request a copy

If you require a copy of the council tax leaflet, please request one by emailing customer services.


Last Updated on Thursday, April 22, 2021