Native councils collected £36.5bn in council tax over the past monetary 12 months, nearly £2bn greater than the earlier 12 months, with this whole climbing yearly up to now this Millennium.
That’s in keeping with analysis by finance specialists, RIFT, who additionally discovered that Hackney has seen the most important 12 months on 12 months improve in whole council tax paid (+52%), whereas it’s residence in Buckinghamshire who paid probably the most final 12 months with a complete of £476.9m.
RIFT analysed Gov information on council tax receipts collected throughout England for the reason that begin of the Millennium and the way this sum has modified through the years, in addition to the areas to have seen the most important annual hikes.
The analysis reveals that over the last monetary 12 months (2002-23), native councils throughout England collected £36.5bn in council tax. This marked a 5.6% improve on the earlier 12 months, which means nearly £2bn extra was collected versus 2021-22. Up to now this Millennium, the whole sum of council tax collected has elevated every 12 months, up from £12.2bn again in 2000-01.
In the case of the very best whole paid in council tax final 12 months, Buckinghamshire ranks primary throughout the complete nation, with £476.8m paid in 2022-23. Birmingham (£449.8m), Leeds (£433.9m), Cornwall (£428.2m) and Wiltshire (£401.8m) additionally rank inside the prime 5.
Nonetheless it’s Hackney that has seen the most important improve 12 months on 12 months, with whole council tax receipts up 52% yearly – a 12 months on 12 months improve of £45.1m. Hackney is adopted by Durham (+11%), Tendring (+11%), Tandridge (+11%) and Fareham (+10%).
Highest Council Tax Invoice – Durham: £331.8m
Largest Annual Enhance – Durham: +11% (+£33.3m)
Highest Council Tax Invoice – Cheshire East: £311.9m
Largest Annual Enhance – Liverpool: +9.2% (+£20.4m)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Highest Council Tax Invoice – Leeds: £433.9m
Largest Annual Enhance – Craven: +7% (+£3.3m)
Highest Council Tax Invoice – Birmingham: £449.8m
Largest Annual Enhance – Sandwell: +10% (+£12.8m)
Highest Council Tax Invoice – West Northamptonshire: £289.1m
Largest Annual Enhance – South Kesteven: +10% (+£8.5m)
Highest Council Tax Invoice – Cornwall: £428.2m
Largest Annual Enhance – Bournemouth, Christchurch and Pool: +8% (+£20.1m)
Highest Council Tax Invoice – Buckinghamshire: £478.9m
Largest Annual Enhance – Tandridge: +11% (+£8.2m)
East of England
Highest Council Tax Invoice – Central Bedfordshire: £235.3m
Largest Annual Enhance – Tendring: +11% (+£9.9m)
Highest Council Tax Invoice – Croydon: £261.8m
Largest Annual Enhance – Hackney: +52% (+£45.2m)
Bradley Submit, MD of RIFT, stated, “You will have come accustomed to an annual hike in your council tax invoice, however you is likely to be shocked to study that whole receipts collected from council tax have elevated each single 12 months this Millennium.
Paying our means is simply half and parcel of life in the case of taxes and council tax is sadly no totally different.
Nonetheless, many households might really feel barely aggrieved on the growing price of council tax within the present local weather as they battle with the excessive price of dwelling. Particularly if the native roads are nonetheless rife with potholes and their bin assortment is intermittent, to say the least.”