Council tax rates and bandings

The council tax for West Lancashire Borough Council for the average Band D property in 2022-23 will be £218.39 per year or £4.20 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.

  2021/22 2022/23 Change
West Lancashire Borough Council


£218.39 2.34%
Lancashire County Council £1,456.19 £1,514.29 3.99%

Lancashire Combined Fire Authority

£72.27 £77.27 6.92%

Lancashire Police Authority

£226.45 £236.45 4.42%


£1,968.30 £2,046.40 3.97%


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.

Planned spending 2022/23

  2021/22 2022/23
SERVICES £000 £000
Corporate & Customer Services £6,817 £7,380
Environmental Services £5,923 £6,168
Finance, Procurement & Commercial Property -£626 -£1,042
Housing and Regulatory £1,729 £1,878
Growth and Development £337 £874
Wellbeing and Leisure £2,049 £1,894
Net Central Service Items -£993 -£794
Net Non Service Items -£1,338 -£1,405
NET BUDGET £13,897 £14,953


Council Tax -£7,886 -£8,227
Business Rates: Retained Income -£3,657 -£2,793
Business Rates: S31 Grants -£3,568 -£2,850
Prior Year Collection Fund (Surplus)/Deficit £2,756 £2,456
Use of Collection Fund Smoothing Reserve £0 -£2,456
New Homes Bonus -£802 -£703
Other Government Grants -£740 -£381
TOTAL FUNDING -£13,897 -£14,953

The council’s net budget requirement of £13.897m will be funded 56% from the council tax, 33% from retained business rates income and grants, and 11% by general government grants.