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 1 March 2023 council members agreed the level of council tax for the year from the 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. The figures are shown for each band in each parish in the below table. Annual demand notices relating to 2023/24 will be issued on 10 March 2023.
Council tax breakdown example:
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 It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20.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.
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.
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