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Council Tax levels 2016-17

Most properties are subject to Council Tax, which helps to pay for the cost of local services.

Council Tax 2016-17

Craven District Council acts as the billing authority for Council Tax purposes. The Council's Band D Council tax for 2016/17 is £157.21, which is 3.28% higher than for 2015/16. Whilst your Council tax bill is issued by Craven District Council, it includes amounts collected by it on behalf of the following:



Band D Council Tax



Increase %


North Yorkshire County Council

Police and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Local Town and Parish Councils












To help improve local accountability, the Council Tax bill provides an analysis of the Council Tax charges from each of the local authorities providing services to residents of Craven District.

As in previous years, the amount shown for local Town and Parish Councils is an average so the actual amount you will pay as part of your

Council Tax will vary according to the area in which you live.

Finally Council Tax is set on the basis of a Band D calculation with other bands expressed as a proportion (e.g. Band A is 6/9 of Band D, Band H is 18/9 of Band D). In some cases the % change in the Council tax may vary slightly from the band D % increase as a result of rounding.

How your Council Tax is Worked Out

The amount that you will have to pay is worked out following the preparation of an annual budget by the Council.

Budgets are also prepared by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC), North Yorkshire Police Authority (NYPA), North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority (NYFRA) and Town and Parish Councils (Parishes). Once their budgets are agreed they notify Craven District Council (CDC) how much money they require to help them provide the services they are responsible for. These notifications are called precepts and require CDC to raise the necessary amounts through the Council Tax.

As well as money raised from Council Tax other income received from Central Government and Business Rates is also used to pay for services that the Council provides.

The amount you pay is then worked out by adding all the precepts to the net amount required by CDC (after taking account of Government Grants and Business Rates income). This sum is then divided by the number of residential properties in the area to give an amount to pay for a property in Band "D". The number of properties in Band D for 2016/17 is 21,824.76. This is called the Tax Base.

So what do I Pay?

Table 1 below illustrates the calculation for a property in Band "D". The amount due for properties in other Bands is shown in Table 2. Please note that you need to add any additional amount required by your local Town or Parish Council.

Table 1

Council Tax for a Band D property

Amount required by:                                                         £                      %               

North Yorkshire County Council                                     1,143.86           69.68

Police and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire            217.00           13.22

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service                         65.88              4.01

Craven District Council                                                    157.21             9.58

Parishes                                                                             57.66              3.51

Total                                                                             1,641.61          100.00

 Please note that the actual amount that you will have to pay will be less if you are entitled to any reliefs. (See the "Help with your Council Tax" section).

Click excel icon Table 1 [47kb] to see a chart representing Table 1 and Table 2.

Table 2

Band                                                                      A            B           C            D           

                                                                                £            £            £            £          

Services Provided By:             

North Yorkshire County Council                       762.57   889.67  1016.76  1,143.86 

NY Police and Crime Commissioner                144.67   168.78     192.89    217.00    

NY Fire and Rescue Service                              43.92    51.24       58.56      65.88     

Craven District Council                                      104.81   122.27    139.74    157.21   

Amount due                                                   1,055.97 1,231.96 1,407.95  1,583.95 

(Excl. Parish amounts)

Band                                                                E              F              G            H

                                                                         £               £              £             £

Services Provided By:             

North Yorkshire County Council               1,398.05  1,652.24  1,906.43  2,287.72 

NY Police and Crime Commissioner            265.22     313.44     361.67     434.00

NY Fire and Rescue Service                         80.52        95.16     109.80     131.76

Craven District Council                                192.15      227.08     262.02     314.42

Amount due                                             1,935.94   2,287.92  2,639.92  3,167.90      

(Excl. Parish amounts)


Where does each pound I pay go?

This year Craven District Council must collect £35.827m from Council Taxpayers. From each pound collected, about 69p will go to North Yorkshire County Council and 13p will go to the Police and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire. A further 4p will go to the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority and about 4p will go to Town and Parish Councils. Only 10p of each pound collected is spent on services provided by Craven District Council.

Click excel icon Parishes [32kb] to see a table showing the Parish Precepts.

Additional Information

Click excel icon Council TAx Payable 2016-17 [16kb] to see Council Tax Payable 2016-17

Click pdf icon NYCC Budget 20160=-17 [216kb] to see the NYCC budget leaflet

Click excel icon CDC Planned Spend 2016-17 [92kb] to see Craven District Council's Planned Spend 2016-17

Click excel icon CDC Capital Programme and Reserves [28kb] to see Craven District Council's Capital Programme and Reserves leaflet 2016-17

Click pdf icon NY Police Authority Budget Leaflet 2016 [162kb] to see the NYPA Budget Leaflet 2016-17

Full Domestic Property Listing

You can download a copy of the full domestic property list for Craven District Council here excel icon Full Domestic Property List 31 July 2016 [2Mb] .  This list is valid as at 31 July 2016.  The next update will be in January 2017.