Annual council tax rates

Amber Valley Borough Council sets the council tax.

The amount set depends on how much it and certain other public bodies known as "precepting authorities" (Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Derbyshire Fire Authority, parish councils) in your area need to spend and how much money they get from elsewhere.

Amber Valley Borough Council issues the bills and then collects the council tax on behalf of all of the local precepting authorities (Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Derbyshire Fire Authority, parish councils). Amber Valley Borough Council uses only about 10% of the council tax that Amber Valley Borough Council collects in; the remaining 90% is paid over to the precepting authorities.

At a full council meeting held on the 3 March 2021 council members agreed the level of council tax for the year from the 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. The figures are shown for each band in each parish in the below table. Annual demand notices relating to 2021/22 will be issued on 12  March 2021.

Who collects and spends the council tax?

Council tax breakdown example:

  • Derbyshire County Council - 72%
  • Police & Crime Commissioner - 12%
  • Amber Valley Borough Council - 9%
  • Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority - 4%
  • Parish & Town Councils - 3%

Derbyshire County Council’s adult social care council tax amount from 2016

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 It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20.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

Demand notice (amendment) regulations 2017

  1. Example of a hypothetical authority to illustrate how the regulations work in practice (with example calculations)
  2. Question and answer document

Important note: The figures shown are before the award of any discount, reduction for disabilities scheme, exemption or council tax support.

The following tables show council tax bandings for each parish within Amber Valley.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841440 or email council.tax@ambervalley.gov.uk