You pay your council tax to North Warwickshire Borough Council but we only keep 10.34%. The rest is shared between Warwickshire County Council (66.03%), plus a separate (8.67%) to support to adult social care (see adult social care precept note), the Warwickshire Office of thePolice and Crime Commissioner (12.50%) and various Parish Councils (2.46%).

The 10.34% proportion of the council tax received by NWBC in 2023-24 has increased by £6.56 which works out at less than 13p a week for a band D property.

Council tax spend, pie chart

Spending
Where we spend your money 2022/23 £'000s 2023/24 £'000s
Planning and Economic Development 1,465 1,493
Recreation and Tourism 3,733 4,221
Environmental Health 2,585 2,691
Refuse Collection and Recycling 3,322 3,759
Housing General Fund 9,912 9,082
Housing Revenue Account (HRA) 12,637 13,550
Other Services 3,844 4,134
Total that we spend on services 37,498 38,930
Less Income and Grants (16198) (15812)
Less Housing Revenue Account (12613) (13589)
Contribution to/(from) HRA Reserves and Balances (24) 39
Contributions from General Fund Reserves and Balances (278) (685)
Net Budget Requirement 8385 8883
New Homes Bonus (723) (519)
Net Retained Business Rates (2580) 2833()
Lower Tier Grant (86) -
Services Grant (132) (75)
Funding Guarantee grant - (315)
Revenue Support Grant - (81)
Collection Fund (Surplus)/Deficit (80) (74)
Council Tax Requirement (NWBC) 4784 4986
Parish Precepts 1131 1189
Total Council Tax Requirement (NWBC & Parishes) 5915 6175
2023 - 2024 Council Tax Bands
Band Number of properties NWBC £ WCC £ WCC Adult Social Care £ WPCC £ Parishes £ Total £
A 6637 152.57 974.40 127.98 184.47 36.37 1475.79
B 7328 178.00 1136.80 149.31 215.22 42.43 1721.76
C 6404 203.43 1299.20 170.64 245.96 48.49 1967.72
D 3997 228.86 1461.60 191.97 276.71 54.55 2213.69
E 2531 279.72 1786.40 234.63 338.20 66.67 2705.62
F 1362 330.58 2111.20 277.29 399.69 78.79 3197.55
G 754 381.43 2436.00 319.95 461.18 90.92 3689.48
H 78 457.72 2923.20 383.94 553.42 109.10 4427.38
Total 29091            
Percentage change   2.95% WCC combined 3.94%   5.33% 3.81 4.00%

NWBC = North Warwickshire Borough Council

WCC = Warwickshire County Council

WPCC = Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Changes
Why the Council Tax changed this year Amount £'000s
Amount raised from Council Tax 2022/23 4784
Inflation 888
Increase in Contingencies 136
Service changes 430
Savings and efficiencies (846)
Decrease in income 217
Reduction in Grants Received 950
Decrease in investment in our capital assets (34)
Use of reserves and balances (407)
Increase in interest on investments (837)
Changes in funding:  
Increase in income from Business rates (253)
Decrease in New Homes Bonus 204
Decrease in Services Grant 58
Increase in Lower Tier Grant 86
Increase in Funding Guarantee Grant (315)
Increase in Revenue Support Grant (81)
Decreased income from the Collection Fund 6
Amount to be collected from Council Tax 2023/24 4986

North Warwickshire Borough Council use the 10.34 % of the council tax you pay to provide services including:-

  • 2 Leisure Centres, 1 Gym Hub and 1 Leisure Complex comprising a 25 metre pool, a learner pool and fitness suite
  • Atherstone Memorial Hall - main entertainment and function venue which is available for sports and communal use
  • Refuse and Recycling collected from 29,500 domestic properties and 486 trade properties bins
  • Recycling 50% of your household waste
  • Street cleaning and road sweeping throughout the Borough including site clearance of tipped rubbish
  • Maintaining 26 play areas and 7 football pitches
  • A partnership with the Queen Elizabeth School to manage 1 Artificial Grass Pitch and community use of the School Sports Hall
  • Issuing 444 licences relating to premises and individuals to allow the sale of alcohol and gambling and companies and individuals relating to Hackney and Private Hire vehicles
  • Dealing with 900 planning applications
  • Providing 65 industrial units available to rent for small businesses
  • Operating public pay and display car parks throughout the Borough
  • Support for the homeless and investment in homelessness prevention
  • Providing advice on benefits
  • Dealing with noise and other statutory nuisances, air pollution monitoring and statutory duties with regard to contaminated land
  • Visiting food premises to ensure cleanliness and safety
  • Producing the local tier of the Development Plan and other documents required as a statutory duty
  • The cost of collecting Council Tax and Non Domestic Rates

In addition to spending on day to day services the council also spends money on the provision of new assets and the replacement and improvement of existing assets.
The spending plans for the council in 2023-24 are set out below:-

  • Housing Services £8,333,000
  • Building, Facilities and Other Assets £7,838,000
  • ICT Hardware and Software £160,000

Staff Employed - (Full Time Equivalent)

  • 2022/2023 319 Employees
  • 2023/2024 320 Employees

The adult social care precept note

In relation to the financial year beginning in2023 the Secretary of State has determined (and the House of Commons has approved) a referendum principle of 5%(comprising 2% for expenditure on adult social care and 3% for other expenditure)for adult social care authorities. These authorities may therefore set council tax up to this percentage in 2023 without holding a referendum.