Council tax rates and bandings
The council tax for West Lancashire Borough Council for the average Band D property in 2020-21 will be £208.39 per year or £4.01 a week.
Your council tax bill goes towards providing funding for a range of local authorities.
Around 11% of the total council tax bill comes to the Borough Council. The total council tax bill includes charges from Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire Constabulary. The council tax for some areas will also include a parish council precept.
The council tax amounts for 'average' Band D properties (excluding parish council precepts) are set out below.
|West Lancashire Borough Council||
|Lancashire County Council||£1,400.32||£1,346.59||3.99%|
Lancashire Combined Fire Authority
Lancashire Police Authority
For details on the changes in council tax levels for all of the main local authorities in West Lancashire:
- Download changes in council tax levels 20-21 (PDF 12kb)
- Download changes in council tax levels 20-21 (CSV 4kb)
For details on the total council tax amounts payable for different areas and council tax bands:
- Download council tax rates by area and band 2020/21 (PDF 448kb)
- Download council tax rates by area and band 2019/20 (PDF 448kb)
For details on the income raised by each authority through council tax:
- Download details on the income raised by each authority (PDF 20kb)
- Download details on the income raised by each authority (CSV 4kb)
The leaflets below give further council tax information for the current year and the previous year.
- Download Council Tax Information Leaflet 2020/21 (PDF 2.07mb)
- Download Council Tax Information Leaflet 2019/20 (PDF 1.17mb)
In 2020/21 the council proposes to spend a total of £85.787 million on providing day to day services for the local community. This spending will be funded by £78.289 million of income raised through grants, rents, business rates, interest, fees, charges and other sources resulting in a council tax requirement of £7.498 million.
Planned spending 2020/21
|HOW THE BOROUGH COUNCIL WILL USE THE COUNCIL TAX|
|Gross Spending £'000||Net Spending £'000||Gross Spending £'000||Net Spending £'000|
|Cultural and related services||3,453||3,317||3,753||3,678|
|Highways, roads and transport services||738||- 177||748||- 167|
|Housing services||45,896||- 6,299||44,045||- 5,848|
|Planning and development||3,790||941||5,268||592|
|Interest paid and investment income||4,469||2,741||4,749||2,695|
|General grants and business rates||14,175||- 5,684||9,109||- 5,809|
The council’s net budget requirement of £13.419m will be funded 57% from the council tax, 37% from retained business rates income and grants, and 6% by general government grants.