When you hear someone say that their council tax pays to keep the parks and pitchs up, maintain the children’s play parks, empty the bins, sweep the streets, keep the the RAMM, the Corn exchange and the sports centres open, build new homes and so much more ….. they are right. Its a lot of work but that’s what we pay our council tax for isnt it?
It can come as surprise though, when they learn that all of that actually comes from only 8% of the money we pay in the council tax bill.
Eight percent is the proportion of the Exeter City Council tax charge that actually goes to the City Council to pay for everything from bins to homeless shelters.
Although the Exeter City Council name is at the top of the bill the Council’s is also collecting it for the County Council, the Police and the Fire Service as well.
Last week the Council agreed to raise its bill by an average of £5 this year, if you want to know what the extra 10p a week will go on check the summary of last years work in the 2021 budget statement.