Community Fire Safety
Firefighting and Rescue
FS Emergency Planning
Management and Support
Income including Reserves
Council Tax Requirement
The increase in Gross Expenditure between years is due
mainly to the cost of buildings and equipment.This increased
cost has not affected the level of Council Tax for 2012/2013
for households which remains the same as 2011/2012.
Further information on the budget is available at
or on request by telephoning 01609 788 150
For all your enquiries contact
Your Council Tax
2012 - 2013
St Nicholas Street
tel: 01723 232323
Where the money comes from...
and how we spend it
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WHERE YOUR COUNCIL TAX GOES
In 2012/13 people who live in the Scarborough Borough will pay £64.66 million in Council
Tax, including Town and Parish Precepts. This money will go to the following:
Scarborough Borough Council
Town and Parish Precepts
North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire Police Authority
North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
These authorities will also get money from the Government and from Fees and Charges to
pay for the services they provide.
The Borough Council collects the money on behalf of all the authorities and the total per
Band, which is the same as 2011/12, is shown in the table below.
How your Council tax is split:
FIRE & RESCUE
A £140.87 £704.99 £136.37 £41.40 £1,023.63
B £164.35 £822.48 £159.09 £48.30 £1,194.22
C £187.83 £939.98 £181.82 £55.20 £1,364.83
D £211.31 £1,057.48 £204.55 £62.10 £1,535.44
E £258.27 £1,292.48 £250.01 £75.90 £1,876.66
F £305.23 £1,527.47 £295.46 £89.70 £2,217.86
G £352.18 £1,762.47 £340.92 £103.50 £2,559.07
H £422.62 £2,114.96 £409.10 £124.20 £3,070.88
If you have a Parish or Town Council in your area your final bill will also include a
contribution to them. Your bill will give you the full details. The average total cost for a
Band D property, including the Parish Precept, is £1,553.42 (2011/12: £1,552.48)
COUNCIL TAX BUDGET INFORMATION
Council Tax Requirements
Scarborough Borough Council Net Expenditure
Town and Parish Precepts
Total Scarborough Borough Council Budget Requirement
Revenue Support Grant
Re-distributed Non-Domestic Rates
Total Scarborough Borough Council Tax Requirement
North Yorkshire County Council Precept
North Yorkshire Police Authority
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority Precept
Total Council Tax Requirement
Summary of Revenue Expenditure and
Income on Borough Council Activities
Culture and Related Services
Environmental & Regulatory Services
Highways and Transport Services
Contributions from Reserves
Levy by Muston & Yedingham Drainage Board
Total Net Expenditure
Reason for Changes to Budget
Base Budget for 2011 / 2012
Investments in Priority Areas
New Homes Bonus
Budget Requirement 2012 / 2013
COUNCIL TAX EXPLANATORY NOTES
Some dwellings are exempt, including properties
occupied only by students and vacant properties
• are unfurnished (exempt for up to six months)
from the date the circumstances first applied.
• are unoccupied and owned by a charity (exempt
for up to six months).
• require, or are undergoing, structural alteration
or major repair (exempt for up to 12 months
from the date circumstances first applied).
• are left empty by someone who has gone into
prison or has moved in order to receive personal
care in hospital or home or elsewhere.
• are left empty by someone who has moved in
order to provide personal care to another person.
• are waiting for probate or letters of administration
to be granted (and for up to six months after).
• have been repossessed.
• are the responsibility of a bankrupt’s trustee.
• are empty because their occupation is forbidden
• are waiting to be occupied by a minister of
• are empty caravan pitches or boat moorings.
• are occupied by persons under 18.
• are empty and form part of another dwelling
which is prohibited from being let separately.
• are occupied by persons who are severely
• are the responsibility of a diplomat.
• consist of an annex or similar self-contained
part of a property which is occupied by an
elderly or disabled relative of the residents
living in the rest of the property.
Claiming Council Tax Benefit and Housing Benefit
ensures that tenants and owner occupiers also
receiving Jobseekers Allowance (income-based),
Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit) or Income Support
will normally have no Council Tax to pay, and that
people on low incomes will have their Council Tax
Details are available from the Benefits Office by
telephoning freephone 0800 0830428.
People with disabilities
If you or someone living with you needs an extra
room, bathroom or extra space to use a wheelchair
indoors because of a disability, you may be entitled
to a reduction. Please contact the Local Taxation
Section on 01723 232378.
Council Tax Bands and Appeals to the
Properties are put into a valuation band based on
their value on 1 April 1991, not what the property is
You can appeal, in certain circumstances, to the
Valuation Officer if you consider that the Council
Tax Band applied to your property is wrong. The
grounds for appealing are restricted.
For further details please write to the Valuation
Office Agency, King William House, Market Place,
Hull HU1 1RT.
Tel: 03000 501501. www.voa.gov.uk
Appeals - to the Council
You can appeal to the Council if you consider:
• you are not the correct person to be charged
• the property should be exempt
• there has been an error calculating the amount due.
You should write to:
Local Taxation Section, PO Box 147, Town Hall,
Scarborough YO11 2HG
The full Council Tax bill assumes that there are two
adults living in a dwelling (the main home). If only one
adult lives in a dwelling, the Council Tax bill will be
reduced by 25%. People will not be counted when
determining the number of adults resident in a dwelling
if they meet certain conditions:
• full-time students, student nurses, apprentices
and Youth Training trainees
• patients resident in hospital
• people who are being looked after in certain care
homes registered with the Care Quality Commission
• care workers working for low pay, usually for charities
• 18 and 19 year olds who are at, or have just left,
• people who are severely mentally impaired
• people staying in certain hostels or night shelters
• members of religious communities (monks & nuns)
• people caring for someone with a disability who
is not a spouse, partner or child under 18
• members of visiting forces and certain
• people in prison (except those in prison for nonpayment
of Council Tax or a fine)
• diplomats and their spouses
There is a provision to award discretionary discounts
in exceptional circumstances under Section 13A of the
Local Government Finance Act 1992.
If your bill indicates that a discount has been allowed,
you must tell your billing authority of any change of
circumstance which affects your entitlement.
If you fail to do so, or knowingly supply false
information to claim a discount, you will be
required to pay back the discount claimed and an
additional financial penalty maybe imposed.
Parish & Town Councils spending more than £140,000 in 2012/13
Whitby precept 2011/2012 2012/2013
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funds, the information you have provided may be used or shared with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public
funds to prevent and detect fraud. We may also share this information with other departments within the Local Authority if it is
necessary to carry out statutory functions.
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