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.

  2020/21 2019/20 Change
West Lancashire Borough Council

£208.39

£203.39 2.46%
Lancashire County Council £1,400.32 £1,346.59 3.99%

Lancashire Combined Fire Authority

£70.86 £69.48 1.99%

Lancashire Police Authority

£211.45 £201.45 4.96%

Total

£1,891.02 £1,820.91 3.85%

 

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.

Spending plans

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
    2019/20 2020/21
    Gross Spending £'000 Net Spending £'000 Gross Spending £'000 Net Spending £'000
  Central services   6,752   2,829   7,796   3,610
  Cultural and related services   3,453   3,317   3,753   3,678
  Environmental services   9,065   7,248   8,750   7,178
  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
  Other items   2,254   2,254   1,569   1,569
  Total 90,592 7,170 85,787 7,498

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.