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How much is your Council Tax?

Domestic properties have been independently valued by the Valuation Office Agency and will be allocated to a band according to their value as at 1 April 1991, as follows:

Band A  up to £40,000
Band B  £40,001 - £52,000
Band C  £52,001 - £68,000
Band D  £68,001 - £88,000
Band E  £88,001 - £120,000
Band F  £120,001 - £160,000
Band G  £160,001 - £320,000
Band H  £320,001 plus


For further information on how Council Tax bands has been assessed please visit:
www.gov.uk/guidance/understand-how-council-tax-bands-are-assessed.

If you don’t think your Council Tax band is correct, then you may be able to challenge the decision if you have evidence that suggests that it is wrong. You may contact the Valuation Office Agency by telephone on 03000 501 501 or visit: www.gov.uk/challenge-council-tax-band for further information.

 

Annual Council Tax Charge 2019/2020

 

Band A
£

Band B
£

Band C
£

Band D
£

Band E
£

Band F
£

Band G
£

Band H
£

St Helens Council * 964.03 1,124.70 1,285.37 1,446.05 1,767.39 2,088.73 2,410.08 2,688.38

Police and Crime Commissioner

134.65 157.09 179.53 201.97 246.85 291.73 336.62 403.94

Fire and Rescue Service

52.56 61.32 70.08 78.84 96.36 113.88 131.40 157.68
LCR Mayoral Precept 12.67 14.78 16.89 19.00 23.22 27.44 31.67 38.00
Total  1,163.91  1,357.89  1,551.87  1,745.86  2,133.82  2,521.78  2,909.77

 3,491.72

* includes Adult Social Care Precept 67.90 79.22 90.54 101.86 124.49 147.13 169.76

203.72

 

*The above charge for St Helens Council includes a precept for Adult Social Care.   

 

Council Tax charge if you live within a parish

Council Tax Charges 2019-2020 (including Parish Precept)
Parish Band A
£
Band B
£
Band C
£
Band D
£
Band E
£
Band F
£
Band G
£
Band H
£
Billinge  1,179.58  1,376.17  1,572.76  1,769.36  2,162.54  2,555.72  2,948.94  3,538.72
Bold  1,171.82  1,367.12  1,562.42  1,757.73  2,148.32 2,538.92 2,929.55 3,515.46
Eccleston  1,173.87  1,369.51  1,565.15  1,760.80  2,152.08 2,543.36 2,934.67 3,521.60
Rainford  1,181.24  1,378.11  1,574.98  1,771.86  2,165.59 2,559.33 2,953.10 3,543.72
Rainhill  1,176.07  1,372.07  1,568.08  1,764.10  2,156.11 2,548.12 2,940.17 3,528.20
Seneley Green  1,187.13  1,384.98  1,582.83  1,780.70  2,176.40 2,572.10 2,967.83 3,561.40
Windle  1,172.21  1,367.57  1,562.94  1,758.31  2,149.04 2,539.76 2,930.52 3,516.62
Other Areas  1,163.91  1,357.89  1,551.87  1,745.86  2,133.82 2,521.78 2,909.77 3,491.72

 

Annual Council Tax Charge 2018-2019

Parish Band A
£
Band B
£
Band C
£
Band D
£
Band E
£
Band F
£
Band G
£
Band H
£
Billinge  1,121.40  1,308.30  1,495.20  1,682.10  2,055.89  2,429.70  2,803.50  3,364.20
Bold 1,113.45 1,299.02 1,484.60 1,670.18 2,041.32 2,412.48 2,783.63 3,340.36
Eccleston 1,115.69 1,301.64 1,487.59 1,673.54 2,045.43 2,417.34 2,789.23 3,347.08
Rainford 1,123.06 1,310.24 1,497.42 1,684.60 2,058.94 2,433.31 2,807.66 3,369.20
Rainhill 1,117.79 1,304.09 1,490.39 1,676.69 2,049.28 2,421.89 2,794.48 3,353.38
Seneley Green 1,128.28 1,316.33 1,504.38 1,692.43 2,068.52 2,444.63 2,820.71 3,384.86
Windle 1,114.03 1,299.70 1,485.38 1,671.05 2,042.39 2,413.74 2,785.08 3,342.10
Other Areas 1,105.73 1,290.02 1,474.31 1,658.60 2,027.17 2,395.76 2,764.33 3,317.20

 

Annual Council Tax Charge 2017-2018

Parish Band A
£
Band B
£
Band C
£
Band D
£
Band E
£
Band F
£
Band G
£
Band H
£
Billinge  1,059.02  1,235.52  1,412.02  1,588.53  1,941.53  2,294.53  2,647.55  3,177.06
Bold 1,050.84 1,225.98 1,401.12 1,576.27 1,926.54 2,276.82 2,627.11 3,152.54
Eccleston 1,052.81 1,228.28 1,403.74 1,579.22 1,930.15 2,281.09 2,632.03 3,158.44
Rainford 1,060.68 1,237.46 1,414.24 1,591.03 1,944.58 2,298.14 2,651.71 3,182.06
Rainhill 1,054.83 1,230.64 1,406.44 1,582.26 1,933.86 2,285.47 2,637.09 3,164.52
Seneley Green 1,065.90 1,243.55 1,421.20 1,598.86 1,954.16 2,309.46 2,664.76 3,197.72
Windle 1,051.65 1,226.92 1,402.20 1,577.48 1,928.03 2,278.57 2,629.13 3,154.96
Other Areas 1,043.35  1,217.24 1,391.13 1,565.03 1,912.81 2,260.59 2,608.38 3,130.06

 

Why do we have a precept for Adult Social Care?

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government offered councils with Adult Social Care responsibilities the flexibility to increase Council Tax from April 2016 by an additional 2%, and 3% from April 2017, provided this is spent on Adult Social Care services.

This is in recognition of demographic changes that are leading to growing demand for Adult Social Care, and increased pressure on council budgets.

Additional demand for services

Adult Social Care provision continues to face increased demographic and demand pressures, predominantly in the older people’s population and those with dementia. However, demand pressures continue within services for adults with disabilities (physical or sensory support, people with learning difficulties and people with mental health needs), reflecting the complex nature and increasing needs of these vulnerable groups.

This is due to factors such as:

• People previously supported, in the main, by family/carers now requiring Adult Social Care provision.
• Individuals who are assessed as eligible for social care requiring services over longer periods, possibly as a result of medical/care advances and also a reduction in the number of people leaving services over a long period of time.

National statistics support the above.

For St Helens:

• Total population aged 65 and over is expected to rise by 30% from 2015 to 2030 
• People aged 65 and over with dementia is expected to rise by 59% from 2015-2030

What does it pay for?

Adult Social Care provides support the elderly and other vulnerable adults including those with physical, sensory or learning disabilities.

Support provided includes:

• Residential and Nursing Placements
• Respite Care
• Domiciliary (Home) Care
• Supported Accommodation
• Reablement
• Day Care
• Transport
• Carer Services
• Occupational Therapy
• Provision of Aids and Adaptations