Planned Spending and Your Council Tax
How council tax is spent
We collect council tax on behalf of government organisations in the area. These include:
- Lancashire County Council
- Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner
- Lancashire Fire and Rescue
- Local Town and Parish Councils
- and us, Ribble Valley Borough Council.
The chart below shows how your annual council tax bill is divided across different local organisations.
The amount of council tax you pay depends on how much the organisations above need to spend to deliver services in the area, and how much money they get from elsewhere. The amount you have to pay also depends on which valuation band your home is in.
This year (2014/2015) Ribble Valley Borough Council's budget will see a freeze in council tax for the fifth year running.
Each parish or town council within the borough can request a share of council tax for the local services provided by them. A table of council tax charges by parish for 2014/2015 is available for download.
You can also download information about how each organisation uses their share of council tax:
- Ribble Valley Borough Council council tax information
- Lancashire County Council council tax information
- Police and Crime Commissioner council tax information
- Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service council tax information
Every year we send out a guide to how your council tax is spent with your council tax bill and provide information on the different ways to pay your council tax. For more information see our council tax pages.