Council tax rates and bandings
Your council tax bill goes towards providing funding for a range of local authorities including Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Police Authority, Lancashire Fire Authority, West Lancashire Borough Council and Parish Councils in Parished Areas.
For details on the changes in council tax levels for all of the main local authorities in West Lancashire:
For details on the total council tax amounts payable for different areas and council tax bands:
For details on the income raised by each authority through council tax:
The leaflets below give further council tax information for the current year and the previous year.
In 2017/18 the council proposes to spend a total of £84.925 million on providing day to day services for the local community. This spending will be funded by £78.330 million of income raised through grants, rents, business rates, interest, fees, charges and other sources resulting in a council tax requirement of £6.595 million.
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|Cultural and related services
|Highways, roads and transport services
|Planning and development
|Interest paid and investment income
|General grants and business rates
The council’s net budget requirement of £12.927m will be funded 52% from the council tax, 23% from retained business rates income and 25% by general government grants.
If you have a query about the council tax band given to your property, you need to contact the Valuation Office Agency (external link) or call 03000 501 501.