Council Tax Summary 2012-13 in PDF format - Allerdale Borough ...

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Council Tax Summary 2012-13 in PDF format - Allerdale Borough ...

What do I get

for my money

Your guide to council tax

and council services 2012-13


Useful contact numbers

For enquiries about Allerdale Borough Council’s

council tax information, please contact:

Telephone 01900 702530

Email revenues@allerdale.gov.uk

Website www.allerdale.gov.uk

For enquiries about Housing and Council Tax Benefits,

please contact:

Telephone 01900 702650

Email housing.benefits@allerdale.gov.uk

Website www.allerdale.gov.uk

For general enquiries about Allerdale Borough Council,

please contact:

Telephone 01900 702702

Website www.allerdale.gov.uk

For enquiries about Cumbria County Council’s council tax

information and services, please contact:

Telephone 01228 606060

Website www.cumbria.gov.uk

For enquiries about Cumbria Police Authority’s council tax

information and services, please contact:

Telephone 01768 217005

Website www.cumbriapoliceauthority.org.uk

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Contents

4-9 What do I get for my money

10-23 A-Z of services

24-25 Why has my council tax gone up

26-28 Allerdale Borough Council

Council tax summary

29-33 Parish Councils

Council tax summary

34-37 Cumbria County Council

Council tax summary

38-41 Cumbria Police Authority

Council tax summary

42 Ways to pay

43 Direct Debit form

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What do I get for my money

from Allerdale Borough Council

This leaflet aims to help you to make

a direct link between the council

tax you pay and the services we

deliver to you. At the same time

we will destroy some of the myths

surrounding council tax.

The leaflet also explains the different

levels of council tax that you pay to

Allerdale Borough Council, Cumbria

County Council and Cumbria Police

Authority, as well as telling you how

you can claim a discount on council

tax and the easy methods for paying.

Remember that direct debit is the

cheapest way for us to collect the

council tax and it is now easier using

our website to set up your direct

debit as there is no paperwork at all.

Myth: All my council tax goes

to Allerdale Borough Council

Allerdale Borough Council collects all your

council tax but only keeps a small amount of it.

The council tax is a local tax set by local

authorities to pay for local services. Cumbria

County Council, Cumbria Police Authority,

Allerdale Borough Council and your local parish

council work out the cost of providing their

services each year, which then determines how

much the council tax will be. Then Allerdale

Borough Council collects it all on their behalf.

Cumbria County Council sets the largest part

of your council tax bill (74.6%). The money

they receive is used to deliver services such as

education, roads maintenance, the fire service,

social services and libraries.

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How your council tax bill is shared among

the local authorities in 2012-13:

Cumbria County Council - 74.6%

Cumbria Police Authority - 12.9%

Allerdale Borough Council - 9.5%

Parish councils - 3.0%

Cumbria Police’s share (12.9%) of the bill is

for tackling crime and disorder and for other

policing issues.

The parish and town councils in Allerdale also

set an amount for the work they do in their

communities, such as looking after community

buildings and allotments. They also give views,

on behalf of the community, on planning

applications and other proposals that affect the

parish.

That leaves about 9.5% of your council tax

which is set by Allerdale Borough Council to

pay towards delivery of services such as refuse

and recycling collections, planning, provision of

leisure services and economic regeneration.

We believe that your council tax represents

excellent value for money with only £9.50 out

of every £100 you pay for your council tax bill

going to Allerdale Borough Council.

Myth: I have no street

lighting on my road, so I can

have a discount on my council

tax

Individual council tax bills are worked out using

the value of a householder’s property, not on

the services you use or receive, such as street

lighting or road gritting. If council tax was based

on just the services you used, people without

children would not be paying the County Council

for schools and education in their council tax.

Your property will be in a valuation band set by

the Valuation Office, which is an independent

organisation. Bands range from A to H.

Some properties, however, are entitled to

discounts.

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Housing and council tax benefits

Housing benefit is available to help you pay your

rent if you are on a low income. If you pay rent

to a housing association or private landlord, the

benefit is called rent allowance.

Council tax benefit may be claimed by the person

responsible for payment of the council tax for

your accommodation. Your council tax bill will be

reduced by the amount of benefit due to you.

If you are single and have other adults living

with you, who do not pay you rent, you may

be entitled to second adult rebate. This is an

alternative to council tax benefit and is worked

out using the income of all other adults in the

property.

Whether you qualify depends on:

• Your income

• The size of your family

• Your savings

• The income of anyone else who lives with you,

such as grown-up children or parents.

You will not be entitled to benefit if you have

savings over £16,000 unless you are in receipt

of Guaranteed Pension Credit. The first £6,000 of

your capital will be ignored when assessing your

entitlement. However, if you have reached the

qualifying age for state pension credit, the first

£10,000 of your capital will be ignored.

You can claim benefit if you have to pay rent

or council tax. You do not have to be claiming

Income Support or Jobseekers Allowance. You

can claim if you or your partner is in full-time or

part-time work or receiving benefits.

On the next page is a housing and council tax

benefit calculator. If your net weekly income

is less than the amount shown against your

circumstances you should make a claim.

For more information, please telephone 01900 702650,

email housing.benefits@allerdale.gov.uk or visit www.allerdale.gov.uk

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Housing and council tax benefit calculator 2012-13

Annual Council Tax (£) Weekly Eligible Rent (£)

778 907 1037 1166 80.00 90.00 100.00

Weekly Net Income

Weekly Net Income

Single person: living alone, aged under 25

Not Working 132.67 145.41 158.14 170.88 178.56 193.94 209.33

Working 137.67 150.41 163.14 175.88 183.56 198.94 214.33

Single person: living alone, aged 25-59

Not Working 147.42 160.16 172.89 185.63 193.31 208.69 224.08

Working 152.42 165.16 177.89 190.63 198.31 213.69 229.08

Lone parent: aged 18-59 (with one child)

Not Working 229.81 242.55 255.28 268.02 275.70 291.08 306.47

Working 254.81 267.55 280.28 293.02 300.70 316.08 331.47

Single person: living alone, aged 60 - 64*

Not Working 219.12 231.86 244.59 257.33 265.01 280.39 295.78

Working 224.12 236.86 249.59 262.33 270.01 285.39 300.78

Single person: living alone, aged 65+

Not Working 237.67 250.41 263.14 275.88 283.56 298.94 314.33

Annual Council Tax (£) Weekly Eligible Rent (£)

1037 1209 1382 1555 80.00 90.00 100.00

Weekly Net Income

Weekly Net Income

Couple: aged 18-59

Not Working 213.34 230.33 247.31 264.29 233.76 249.14 264.53

Working 223.34 240.33 257.31 274.29 243.76 259.14 274.53

Couple: aged 18-59 (with one child)

Not Working 295.73 312.72 329.70 346.68 316.15 331.53 346.92

Working 305.73 322.72 339.70 356.68 326.15 341.53 356.92

Couple: aged 18-59 (with two children)

Not Working 360.72 377.71 394.69 411.67 381.14 396.52 411.91

Working 370.72 387.71 404.69 421.67 391.14 406.52 421.91

Couple: aged 60 - 64*

Not Working 319.79 336.78 353.76 370.74 340.21 355.59 370.98

Couple: aged 65 +

Not Working 343.54 360.53 377.51 394.49 363.96 379.34 394.73

* From April 2010, you must have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit to fall into this category. If you

do not qualify for state pension credit then your benefit will be assessed as though you were aged 18-59.

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Exempt dwellings

Some properties are exempt from council tax. Here

is a brief description of the circumstances where an

exemption may apply:

• Occupied only by student(s)

• Occupied only by a severely mentally ill person

• Occupied only by those under 18

• Unoccupied and unfurnished (for up to 6 months)

• Unoccupied and owned by a charity (for up to 6

months)

• Unoccupied, unfurnished and needing major

structural works (for up to 12 months)

• Left empty by someone in prison

• Left empty by someone permanently in a care

home or hospital

• Left empty by someone giving or receiving personal

care

• Left empty by a student

• Left empty having been repossessed

• Left empty by someone who has died (for up to 6

months after probate)

• Left empty because occupation is illegal

• Left empty by someone who has become bankrupt

• Waiting to be occupied by a minister of religion

• Annex occupied by an elderly or disabled relative

• Unoccupied annex which is difficult to let

separately.

There are also other categories of exempt property

which cover visiting forces, UK armed forces,

diplomats, and unoccupied caravan pitches and

houseboat moorings.

For further details, please contact us by one of the

methods shown on your bill.

Discounts

A 25% discount is available where only one adult

lives in a property, and also where the second or

all other occupiers fall into one or other of these

categories:

• Full time student, student nurse, apprentice or

Youth Training Scheme trainee

• Permanent hospital resident

• Permanent care home resident

• Person who is severely mentally ill

• Person in prison (but not if the offence was for nonpayment

of council tax or a fine)

• Care worker working for low pay (usually for

charities)

• 18 or 19 year old who has just left school

• Members of religious communities

• Those caring for a disabled person who is not their

partner or child under 18

• Those staying in certain hostels or night shelters

• Diplomats, members of certain international

organisations and their spouses, and members of

visiting forces.

A 10% discount is available for second homes. Where

a property is made available to the public for short

term holiday letting in the course of a business, then

council tax does not apply, but the owner will have

to pay business rates instead.

A 50% discount will apply to an unoccupied

and unfurnished property where the appropriate

exemption class has expired.

Please see the reverse of your bill for information

regarding discounts or for more details, please

contact us by one of the methods shown on your bill.

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Disabled relief

If anyone in your household needs any of the

following in order to receive care or treatment arising

from a substantial and permanent disability, you may

be entitled to a reduction off your council tax:

• A devoted room used mainly for the care or

treatment

• An extra bathroom or kitchen

• Extra space for a wheelchair which is needed

indoors.

For further details, please contact us by one of the

methods shown on your bill.

Appeals

Appeals concerning your council tax band should

be made to the Listing Officer, Rufus House, Castle

Street, Carlisle, CA3 8TJ.

You may also appeal to us using one of the methods

shown on your bill if you think you are not the person

who has to pay, or you think your property is exempt,

or you think we have calculated your bill wrongly.

Making an appeal does not allow you to withhold

payment in the meantime. If your appeal is

successful you will be entitled to a refund of any

overpaid tax. For further details of the appeal

procedures (including the role of the valuation

tribunal), please contact us by one of the methods

shown on your bill.

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Myth: All I get for my

council tax is my bin emptied

Allerdale Borough Council, the County Council and the Police all provide many different services

to which you contribute through your council tax. The following pages provide details of activities

and services provided, not only by Allerdale Borough Council, but by the County Council and other

organisations too.

A

Abandoned vehicles

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

street.scene@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/abandonedvehicles

Air pollution and quality

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702580

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/pollution

Allotments

Contact your local Parish council

Animal nuisance

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

environmental.wardens@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/dogs

Arts development

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702790

regeneration@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/arts

Asbestos removal advice

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

street.scene@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/asbestos

B

Benefit fraud

Contact the fraud hotline

0800 1695119

benefits.fraud@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/benefitfraud

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Benefits (housing and council tax)

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702650

housing.benefits@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/benefits

Bereavement

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702620

bereavement.services@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/bereavementservices

Bonfires and fireworks

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702590

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/healthandsafety

Building regulations

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702520

building.control@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/buildingcontrol

Business rates

(national non-domestic rates)

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702670

revenues@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/businessrates

C

Car parking (off street)

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702850

car.parks@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/parking

Car parking permits

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702850

car.parks@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/parkingpermits

Carnegie theatre

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 602122

carnegie@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/carnegie

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A-Z of services

CCTV

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702701

foi@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/cctv

Cesspools and pits

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702580

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/sewersdrains

Coast protection

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702770

coast.protection@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/coastaldefence

Community grants

Contact Cumbria Community Foundation

01900 825760

enquiries@cumbriafoundation.org

www.cumbriafoundation.org

Complaints (about Allerdale

Borough Council)

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702702

complaints@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/complaints

Contaminated land

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702580

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/pollution

Council land and buildings

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702770

property.services@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/propertyservices

Council meetings

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702550

democratic.services@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/councilmeetings

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Council tax

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702530

revenues@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/counciltax

Council tax band

Contact the Valuation Office

01228 600 200

northwestgroup.vo@voa.gsi.gov.uk

www.voa.gov.uk

Councillors

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702550

democratic.services@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/councillors

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Dangerous buildings

and structures

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702520

building.control@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/dangerousstructures

Data protection and

freedom of information

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702701

foi@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/foi

Dog fouling

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

environmental.wardens@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/dogfouling

Drains and sewers

For blocked road gullies and surface water on

roads, contact Cumbria County Council

For public sewers, contact

United Utilities

0845 602 0406

www.unitedutilities.com

For private drains, contact

Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702580

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/sewersdrains

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A-Z of services

E

Elections and electoral

registrations

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702550

elections@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/elections

Emergency (out of hours)

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 871080

www.allerdale.gov.uk/999

Extensions to houses

For enquiries about Aspatria, Maryport,

Silloth and Wigton, contact Allerdale

Borough Council

01900 702740

planning@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/planning

For enquiries about Cockermouth and

Workington, contact Allerdale Borough

Council

01900 702760

planning@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/planning

F

Flooding

For flooding of main rivers, contact the

Environment Agency

08708 506506

Floodline (24 hours): 0845 988 1188

enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Or contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702770

coastal.protection@allerdale.gov.uk

coast.protection@allerdale.gov.uk

Fly tipping

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

street.scene@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/flytipping

Food hygiene and quality

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702590

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/foodocchealth

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G

Graffiti removal (public buildings)

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

street.scene@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/graffiti

Grass cutting (public areas)

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

grounds.maintenance@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/groundsmaintenance

Grass verges

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

grounds.maintenance@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/groundsmaintenance

H

Health and safety at work

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702590

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/healthandsafety

High hedges

For enquiries about Aspatria, Maryport,

Silloth and Wigton, contact Allerdale

Borough Council

01900 702740

planning@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/planning

For enquiries about Cockermouth and

Workington, contact Allerdale Borough

Council

01900 702760

planning@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/planning

Homelessness

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702660

housing.services@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/housing

Housing advice

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702570

housing.services@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/housing

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A-Z of services

Housing associations

and co-operatives

Contact Anchor Homes

(housing for the disabled)

01900 822364

www.anchor.org.uk

Contact Derwent and Solway

01900 607500

response@harvesthousing.org.uk

www.harvesthousing.org.uk

Contact Impact (Salterbeck)

01946 833100

enquiry@impacthousing.org.uk

www.impacthousing.org.uk

Contact Impact (Nook Street)

01900 842100

enquiry@impacthousing.org.uk

www.impacthousing.org.uk

Contact Home

0845 606 3033

www.homegroup.org.uk

Contact Westfield Housing

01900 602906

Housing improvement and repairs

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702570

housing.services@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/housing

J

Job vacancies

(with Allerdale Borough Council)

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702910

human.resources@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/jobs

L

Land charges

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702720

land.charges@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/landcharges

Land drainage guidance

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702770

property.services@allerdale.gov.uk

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Leisure centres

and swimming pools

Contact Cockermouth leisure centre

01900 823596

www.allerdale.gov.uk/leisure

Contact Keswick leisure pool

017687 72760

www.allerdale.gov.uk/leisure

Contact Netherhall community sports centre

01900 813434

ncsc@netherhall.cumbria.sch.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/leisure

Contact Wigton baths

016973 42412

www.allerdale.gov.uk/leisure

Contact Workington leisure centre

01900 61771

www.allerdale.gov.uk/leisure

Leisure services (including sports

centres, pools, sports development)

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702540

leisure.services@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/leisure

Licences

Acupuncture, body piercing, caravan and camping

site, cat boarding, dangerous wild animals, dog

boarding and kennels, dog breeding, ear piercing,

hypnotism, pet shops, street trading, tattooist, zoos.

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702590

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/licensing

Licences

Alcohol, charities collections, entertainment, events,

gambling and lottery, late night refreshments, taxi

and minicab)

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702720

licensing@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/licencing

Litter and litter bins

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

street.scene@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/litter

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A-Z of services

M

Markets

Contact Geraud UK Ltd

0775 393 4540

Museums and galleries owned by

Allerdale Borough Council

Contact Helena Thompson Museum

01900 64040

Contact Maryport Maritime Museum

01900 813738

Contact Keswick Museum

01900 73263

www.allerdale.gov.uk/museums

N

Nature reserves

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

www.allerdale.gov.uk/nature

Noise

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702580

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/noise

O

Overhanging trees

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

grounds.maintenance@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/groundsmaintenance

P

Parking fines

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702850

car.parks@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/parking

Parks and open spaces

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

grounds.maintenance@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/groundsmaintenance

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Paying Allerdale Borough Council

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702666 (24 hours)

www.allerdale.gov.uk/pay

Pests

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

pest.control@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/pestcontrol

Planning advice

For conservation areas, contact Allerdale

Borough Council

01900 702713

planning@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/planning

For trees, contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702743

planning@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/planning

Planning applications

For general enquiries, contact Allerdale

Borough Council

01900 702702

For enquiries about Aspatria, Maryport,

Silloth and Wigton, contact Allerdale

Borough Council

01900 702740

planning@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/planning

For enquiries about Cockermouth and

Workington, contact Allerdale Borough

Council

01900 702760

planning@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/planning

For enquiries about Keswick, contact the Lake

District National Park Authority

01539 724555

www.lakedistrict.gov.uk

Playgrounds

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

grounds.maintenance@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/playareas

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A-Z of services

Pollution

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702580

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/pollution

Public toilets

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702770

property.services@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/toilets

R

Recycling

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

street.scene@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/recycling

Refuse collections

For domestic or household refuse, contact

Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

street.scene@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/refusecollection

For trade, business or commercial refuse, see

Trade refuse

Residents parking

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702920

car.parks.permits@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/parking

S

Smells

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702580

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/pollution

Sports development and coaching

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702711

sports.development@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/sportsdevelopment

Street cleaning

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

street.scene@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/streetcleaning

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Street lighting

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702770

footway.lights@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/streetlights

Street numbering and naming

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702520

building.control@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/streetnumbering

T

Tourist information centres

Contact Maryport tourist information centre

01900 811450

info@thewavemaryport.co.uk

Contact Silloth tourist information and

discovery centre

016973 31944

sillothtic@allerdale.gov.uk

Trade refuse

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702820

trade.refuse@allerdale.gov.uk

Traveller sites

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702704

www.allerdale.gov.uk/travellingpeople

Tree preservation

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702750

planning@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/planning

V

Vandalism

Contact Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702800

street.scene@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/vandalism

W

Water pollution

For drinking water, contact

Allerdale Borough Council

01900 702580

environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

www.allerdale.gov.uk/pollution

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A-Z of services

For other Allerdale Borough

Council services, contact us:

Tel: 01900 702702

Fax: 01900 702507

Email: customer.service@allerdale.gov.uk

Visit us at:

Aspatria Local Links

The Library, Aspatria, CA7 3EZ

Cockermouth Customer

Service Centre

Fairfield Car Park. Cockermouth, CA13 9RU

Keswick Customer Service Centre

Main Street

Keswick, CA12 5JP

Maryport Customer Service Centre

Town Hall, Senhouse Street

Maryport, CA15 6BH

Wigton Local Links

Market Hall, Church Street

Wigton, CA7 9AA

Workington Customer Service Centre

Town Hall, Oxford Street

Workington, CA14 2RS

Write to us:

Allerdale Borough Council

Allerdale House, Workington, CA14 3YJ

Other services

For water supply, contact

United Utilities

0845 746 2200

www.unitedutilities.com

For hazardous waste, fisheries,

rivers, watercourses and the sea,

contact the Environment Agency

03708 506506

www.environment-agency.gov.uk

For crime and antisocial

behaviour issues, call 101

www.cumbria.police.uk

In an emergency, dial 999 and

ask for the police

For health issues, contact NHS Direct

0845 4647

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

MPs (Members of Parliament)

Tony Cunningham

(Workington Constituency) 01900 65815

Jamie Reed

(Copeland Constituency) 01946 816723

Rory Stewart (Penrith and the Borders

Constituency) 01228 521192

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County Council Services

For the following services, contact Cumbria County Council on

01228 606060, information@cumbriacc.gov.uk, www.cumbria.gov.uk

• Adoption and fostering

• After school care

• Archives and archaeology

• Car parking (on street)

• Child care and nursery schools

• Concessionary travel (elderly and

disabled)

• Countryside access and rights of way

• Day care

• Disabled parking and permits

• Education and learning

• Footpaths and bridleways

• Landfill sites

• Libraries

• Registration of births, deaths and

marriages

• Residential homes

• Roads and highways (including

gritting, potholes lighting and road

signage)

• Road safety

• Roadside verges

• Schools

• School meals

• Social services

• Student loans

• Tips (Civic amenity and household

recycling sites (Maryport, Wigton

and Workington)

• Trading standards

• Uniforms (clothing grants)

• Youth offending team

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So why has my council tax gone up

The Government has cut the grant that it gives to the Council. In 2012-13 the grant has been reduced

by 11.6%; in 2013-14 it is estimated that it will reduce by a further 3.4% and in 2014-15 by another

2.9%. This means the Council must, over the next three years, find savings of £3.5 million.

To find these savings, the Council now has a ‘Reducing Spend’ programme, which focuses on building

maintenance and operational costs, management structures, administration review, efficiencies,

re-negotiating contracts, income generation and service reductions. The Council recognises that while

trying to maintain and improve the services which the public want, reductions in its services are

unavoidable.

For 2012-13, savings of nearly £1.5 million have been identified. Details of the savings are available

at www.allerdale.gov.uk

However, despite finding these savings and continuing to work to find another £2 million of savings,

the Council has had to increase council tax. Allerdale Borough Council’s share of the council tax

has gone up by 2.9%, or an average of 8p per week for a band D house. Although Cumbria County

Council has frozen its share of the council tax, the Police has increased its portion of the council tax

bill by 3.6%. Your parish council may also have increased its share of the council tax bill.

Increases in expenditure have been strictly limited to those to which the Council is contractually

committed. There are ‘one-off’ increases to cover reductions in income, such as a reduction in rental

income from Workington town centre properties and a reduction in income from the Benefits

Administration Grant.

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The Council could have chosen to freeze the council tax in 2012-13 and received a government grant

of 2.5%. However, this would have meant a larger council tax increase in 2013-14 or deeper cuts

having to be made in order to balance the budget (or both), as the grant is unlikely to be available

again and its removal will leave a shortfall of funding in every year after 2012-13. If the Council

accepted the grant, in order to stand still financially the Council would have to increase the council

tax in 2013-14 and to meet its contractual commitments the council tax for 2013-14 would have to

be doubled.

The illustration below shows the consequences of accepting the

Council Tax Freeze Grant:

2012-13

£000

2013-14

£000

Scenario A – Council tax freeze in 2012-13 then increase of 2.5%

Council tax increase (%) 0% 2.5%

Money received from council tax 4,560 4,674

Council tax freeze grant (2.5%) 114 –

Total 4,674 4,674

Scenario B – Council tax increases of 2.5% per year

Council tax increase (%) 2.5% 2.5%

Money received from council tax 4,674 4,791

Council tax freeze grant (2.5%) – -

Total 4,674 4,791

Difference between scenario A and scenario B – 117

Difference of £117,000 means either a further reduction in services or an increase in

council tax in 2013-14 of 5.1%

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Allerdale Borough Council

Income and expenditure

A detailed breakdown of budget

2011-12

expenditure is given below:

Gross expenditure

Gross income

£,000

£,000

Customer and regulatory services 32,806 -29,742

Economic growth 2,114 -874

Housing 799 -275

Finance and asset management 4,622 -1,513

Locality services 10,267 -6,883

Organisational development 1,888 -142

52,496 -39,429

Contribution to/from balances

Council Tax Freeze Grant

Contingencies

Parish precepts 1,238

Budget requirement 106,230 -78,858

RSG Grant Settlement and

National Non-Domestic Rates Settlement

Other Grants

Parish precepts

Council Tax surplus

Council Tax requirement

* Includes net parish precepts of £1,237,682 for 2011-12 and £1,475,805 for 2012/13

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Net expenditure

£,000

Gross expenditure

£,000

2012-13

Gross income

£,000

Net expenditure

£,000

3,064 38,051 -34,973 3,078

1,240 2,101 -988 1,113

524 603 -205 398

3,109 4,493 -1,554 2,939

3,384 10,390 -6,542 3,848

1,746 1,700 -172 1,529

13,067 57,338 -44,434 12,905

-529 -959

-112 0

421 285

1,238 1,476 1,476

14,085 58,814 -44,434 13,707

-8,197 -7,244

0 -214

-1,238 -1,476

-84 -54

4,566 4,719

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Allerdale Borough Council

Council tax levels 2012-13 (Allerdale Borough Council share only)

Band A (up to £40,000) £98.90 Band E (£88,001 to £120,000) £181.32

Band B (£40,001 to £52,000) £115.38 Band F (£120,001 to £160,000) £214.28

Band C (£52,001 to £68,000) £131.87 Band G (£160,001 to £320,000) £247.25

Band D (£68,001 to £88,000) £148.35 Band H (£320,001 and over) £296.70

Capital programme 2012-13

In addition to providing for the annual

running costs of Council services (ie revenue

expenditure), we also prepare a capital

programme detailing our major investment

priorities for the next financial year. This is

summarised to the right:

£,000

Housing 705

Other services 401

1,106

Manpower

The full time equivalent staff for the year 2012-13 is 242.95 compared to 262.14 in 2011-12. This decrease

reflects changes in internal working practices in response to the reduction in local authority funding.

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Parish expenditure

Where the parish requirement exceeds £140,000,

the Council is required to provide a breakdown of

expenditure. For 2012-13 this applies to the parishes

of Workington, Cockermouth, Wigton and Keswick.

Keswick Town Council 2011-12 2012-13

analysis of expenditure £,000 £,000

Parks and recreation 113.89 116.42

General administration 38.02 51.09

Miscellaneous 16.78 18.48

Grants 14.87 16.02

Christmas lights 16.00 16.00

Contingencies 12.50 10.00

Contribution to reserves 10.00 10.00

Total 222.06 238.01

Less income 3.65 11.85

Net precept *218.41 *226.16

For more information contact 017687 73607 or

email townclerk@keswicktowncouncil.co.uk

*includes £41,477 concurrent grant from Allerdale Borough Council

Cockermouth Town Council 2011-12 2012-13

analysis of expenditure

£,000 £,000

Recreation and tourism 31.40 25.15

Public buildings 23.70 29.09

Other expenditure 101.40 101.02

Flood defences 0.00 40.00

Total 156.50 195.26

For more information contact 01900 821869 or email

cockermouthtowncouncil@btconnect.com

Wigton Town Council

analysis of expenditure

2011-12 2012-13

£,000 £,000

85.5 108.0

Parks, cemeteries and

church yards

Playing fields and play areas 75.0 75.9

Building 6.0 8.5

Other 38.0 14.3

Total 204.5 206.7

For more information contact 016973 44106 or

email wigtontown.council@btinternet.com

Workington Town

Council analysis of

expenditure

For more information

contact 01900

702986 or email

WorkingtonTownCouncil@

allerdale.gov.uk

2011-12 £,000 2012-13 £,000

Recreation and Tourism 47.75 Corporate 14.40

Civic Functions 21.50 Democracy 27.30

Back Lane 15.00 Culture 82.40

Allotments 9.00 Environment 35.30

Grants to Voluntary Organisations 21.50 Social Investment 17.80

Other Expenditure 60.20 Staffing 128.00

Contingencies 4.50 Administration 64.40

Capital fund 25.00

Election fund 4.25

Total 179.45 Total 398.85

Less income 15.15 Less income 8.50

Less general fund 0.00 Less general fund 79.50

Net precept 164.30 Net precept 310.85

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Parish precepts

Allerdale Borough Council sets the council tax by adding together for each property banding: the amounts

which it has calculated as its own tax; the appropriate amounts calculated by the Cumbria County Council; the

appropriate amounts calculated by the Cumbria Police Authority and where necessary the amounts calculated

in respect of the parish councils.

The table below sets out the level of council tax for each band within each parish which combines the above

requirements for 2012-13:

Parish precept

2011-12

Parish Parish precept

2012-13

Tax base

2012-13

Band A

£

9,464 Above Derwent 11,166.00 661.82 1,018.34

3,445 Aikton 3,445.00 163.47 1,021.14

10,045 Allerby and Oughterside 12,000.00 210.80 1,045.04

6,360 Allhallows 6,360.00 177.66 1,030.96

8,002 Allonby 10,848.00 167.80 1,050.19

48,800 Aspatria 48,800.00 838.57 1,045.88

4,678 Bassenthwaite 4,678.00 198.03 1,022.84

0 Bewaldeth/Snittlegarth 0.00 15.80 1,007.09

7,434 Blennerhasset/Torpenhow 9,000.00 165.43 1,043.36

3,400 Blindbothel 3,400.00 66.45 1,041.20

5,080 Blindcrake 5,334.00 139.85 1,032.52

3,500 Boltons 3,500.00 256.62 1,016.18

3,500 Borrowdale 3,800.00 190.08 1,020.42

4,415 Bothel/Threapland 4,750.00 167.71 1,025.97

14,932 Bowness 18,000.00 375.86 1,039.02

4,578 Bridekirk 4,578.00 293.95 1,017.47

9,000 Brigham 9,000.00 345.84 1,024.44

5,500 Bromfield 5,700.00 195.54 1,026.52

10,500 Broughton 10,500.00 544.42 1,019.95

10,865 Broughton Moor 12,000.00 231.38 1,041.66

1,300 Buttermere 1,300.00 68.80 1,019.69

8,711 Caldbeck 9,711.00 325.50 1,026.98

1,300 Camerton 1,200.00 60.63 1,020.28

156,017 Cockermouth 195,267.00 3,000.36 1,050.48

5,084 Crosscanonby 12,800.00 362.99 1,030.60

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Band B

£

Band C

£

Band D

£

Band E

£

Band F

£

Band G

£

Band H

£

1,188.06 1,357.79 1,527.51 1,866.96 2,206.40 2,545.85 3,055.02

1,191.33 1,361.52 1,531.71 1,872.09 2,212.46 2,552.85 3,063.42

1,219.22 1,393.39 1,567.57 1,915.92 2,264.26 2,612.61 3,135.14

1,202.78 1,374.61 1,546.44 1,890.10 2,233.74 2,577.40 3,092.88

1,225.22 1,400.26 1,575.29 1,925.36 2,275.41 2,625.48 3,150.58

1,220.20 1,394.51 1,568.83 1,917.46 2,266.08 2,614.71 3,137.66

1,193.31 1,363.79 1,534.26 1,875.21 2,216.15 2,557.10 3,068.52

1,174.94 1,342.79 1,510.64 1,846.34 2,182.03 2,517.73 3,021.28

1,217.25 1,391.15 1,565.04 1,912.83 2,260.61 2,608.40 3,130.08

1,214.74 1,388.27 1,561.81 1,908.88 2,255.94 2,603.01 3,123.62

1,204.60 1,376.69 1,548.78 1,892.96 2,237.12 2,581.30 3,097.56

1,185.55 1,354.91 1,524.28 1,863.01 2,201.73 2,540.46 3,048.56

1,190.49 1,360.56 1,530.63 1,870.77 2,210.90 2,551.05 3,061.26

1,196.97 1,367.96 1,538.96 1,880.95 2,222.94 2,564.93 3,077.92

1,212.19 1,385.36 1,558.53 1,904.87 2,251.20 2,597.55 3,117.06

1,187.05 1,356.63 1,526.21 1,865.37 2,204.52 2,543.68 3,052.42

1,195.18 1,365.92 1,536.66 1,878.14 2,219.61 2,561.10 3,073.32

1,197.61 1,368.70 1,539.79 1,881.97 2,224.14 2,566.31 3,079.58

1,189.94 1,359.94 1,529.93 1,869.92 2,209.89 2,549.88 3,059.86

1,215.28 1,388.89 1,562.50 1,909.72 2,256.94 2,604.16 3,125.00

1,189.64 1,359.59 1,529.54 1,869.44 2,209.33 2,549.23 3,059.08

1,198.14 1,369.31 1,540.47 1,882.80 2,225.12 2,567.45 3,080.94

1,190.33 1,360.38 1,530.43 1,870.53 2,210.62 2,550.71 3,060.86

1,225.56 1,400.64 1,575.72 1,925.88 2,276.03 2,626.20 3,151.44

1,202.36 1,374.13 1,545.90 1,889.44 2,232.96 2,576.50 3,091.80

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Parish precept

2011-12

Parish Parish precept

2012-13

Tax base

2012-13

Band A

£

7,702 Dean 8,726.00 492.71 1,018.90

17,971 Dearham 20,140.00 633.74 1,028.28

1,650 Dundraw 1,650.00 59.60 1,025.54

3,502 Embleton 3,502.00 143.37 1,023.38

5,854 Gilcrux 5,854.00 116.45 1,040.60

5,000 Gt. Clifton 5,000.00 331.25 1,017.15

4,388 Greysouthen 4,808.00 219.96 1,021.66

2,700 Hayton/Mealo 4,000.00 84.31 1,038.72

11,109 Holme Abbey 11,109.00 245.53 1,037.25

5,009 Holme E. Waver 5,610.00 117.28 1,038.98

1,500 Holme Low 1,500.00 113.95 1,015.86

3,300 Holme St. Cuthbert 3,700.00 147.48 1,023.82

2,890 Ireby/Uldale 3,690.00 196.37 1,019.62

176,928 Keswick 184,683.00 2,096.63 1,065.82

4,946 Kirkbampton 4,946.00 175.15 1,025.92

9,355 Kirkbride 10,055.00 157.30 1,049.70

5,113 Little Clifton 5,113.00 155.58 1,029.00

4,923 Lorton 5,500.00 158.09 1,030.28

2,500 Loweswater 2,200.00 131.29 1,018.26

107,170 Maryport 134,650.00 3,194.25 1,035.19

2,658 Papcastle 4,058.00 183.16 1,021.86

3,742 Plumbland 3,742.00 131.75 1,026.02

32,955 Seaton 42,900.00 1,544.59 1,025.60

3,200 Sebergham 3,400.00 136.80 1,023.66

422 Setmurthy 422.00 52.33 1,012.46

109,267 Silloth 109,500.00 921.16 1,086.34

4,691 St. Johns/C’rigg/Wythbn 5,000.00 188.89 1,024.74

1,9582 Thursby 20,632.00 424.61 1,039.48

2,883 Underskiddaw 2,933.00 162.20 1,019.14

2,150 Waverton 2,200.00 112.34 1,020.14

3,156 Westnewton 3,156.00 85.93 1,031.58

5,500 Westward 5,000.00 316.37 1,017.62

14,3822 Wigton 121,410.00 1,737.01 1,053.69

2,500 Winscales 2,500.00 58.27 1,035.69

6,689 Woodside 3,784.00 194.73 1,020.04

164,300 Workington 310,850.00 7,343.98 1,035.31

745 Wythop 745.00 22.93 1,028.75

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Band B

£

Band C

£

Band D

£

Band E

£

Band F

£

Band G

£

Band H

£

1,188.71 1,358.53 1,528.35 1,867.99 2,207.61 2,547.25 3,056.70

1,199.66 1,371.04 1,542.42 1,885.18 2,227.93 2,570.70 3,084.84

1,196.47 1,367.39 1,538.32 1,880.17 2,222.01 2,563.86 3,076.64

1,193.94 1,364.51 1,535.07 1,876.20 2,217.32 2,558.45 3,070.14

1,214.04 1,387.47 1,560.91 1,907.78 2,254.64 2,601.51 3,121.82

1,186.68 1,356.20 1,525.73 1,864.78 2,203.83 2,542.88 3,051.46

1,191.94 1,362.22 1,532.50 1,873.06 2,213.61 2,554.16 3,065.00

1,211.84 1,384.96 1,558.08 1,904.32 2,250.55 2,596.80 3,116.16

1,210.13 1,383.00 1,555.88 1,901.63 2,247.38 2,593.13 3,111.76

1,212.14 1,385.31 1,558.47 1,904.80 2,251.12 2,597.45 3,116.94

1,185.18 1,354.49 1,523.80 1,862.42 2,201.04 2,539.66 3,047.60

1,194.45 1,365.09 1,535.73 1,877.01 2,218.27 2,559.55 3,071.46

1,189.55 1,359.49 1,529.43 1,869.31 2,209.17 2,549.05 3,058.86

1,243.45 1,421.09 1,598.73 1,954.01 2,309.27 2,664.55 3,197.46

1,196.90 1,367.89 1,538.88 1,880.86 2,222.82 2,564.80 3,077.76

1,224.66 1,399.61 1,574.56 1,924.46 2,274.36 2,624.26 3,149.12

1,200.50 1,372.00 1,543.50 1,886.50 2,229.49 2,572.50 3,087.00

1,202.00 1,373.71 1,545.43 1,888.86 2,232.28 2,575.71 3,090.86

1,187.98 1,357.69 1,527.40 1,866.82 2,206.24 2,545.66 3,054.80

1,207.72 1,380.26 1,552.79 1,897.86 2,242.91 2,587.98 3,105.58

1,192.18 1,362.49 1,532.80 1,873.42 2,214.04 2,554.66 3,065.60

1,197.03 1,368.03 1,539.04 1,881.05 2,223.05 2,565.06 3,078.08

1,196.54 1,367.47 1,538.41 1,880.28 2,222.14 2,564.01 3,076.82

1,194.27 1,364.88 1,535.49 1,876.71 2,217.92 2,559.15 3,070.98

1,181.21 1,349.95 1,518.70 1,856.19 2,193.67 2,531.16 3,037.40

1,267.39 1,448.45 1,629.51 1,991.63 2,353.73 2,715.85 3,259.02

1,195.53 1,366.32 1,537.11 1,878.69 2,220.26 2,561.85 3,074.22

1,212.73 1,385.98 1,559.23 1,905.73 2,252.22 2,598.71 3,118.46

1,189.00 1,358.86 1,528.72 1,868.44 2,208.15 2,547.86 3,057.44

1,190.17 1,360.19 1,530.22 1,870.27 2,210.31 2,550.36 3,060.44

1,203.51 1,375.44 1,547.37 1,891.23 2,235.08 2,578.95 3,094.74

1,187.23 1,356.83 1,526.44 1,865.65 2,204.85 2,544.06 3,052.88

1,229.31 1,404.92 1,580.54 1,931.77 2,283.00 2,634.23 3,161.08

1,208.31 1,380.92 1,553.54 1,898.77 2,244.00 2,589.23 3,107.08

1,190.05 1,360.06 1,530.07 1,870.09 2,210.10 2,550.11 3,060.14

1,207.86 1,380.42 1,552.97 1,898.08 2,243.17 2,588.28 3,105.94

1,200.21 1,371.67 1,543.13 1,886.05 2,228.96 2,571.88 3,086.26

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Cumbria County Council

Income and expenditure

A detailed breakdown of budget

expenditure is given below:

Gross

expenditure £m

2011-12

Net

expenditure £m

Education 356.0 31.2

Highways & Transport 47.0 41.5

Social Care 278.5 217.4

Libraries and Culture 10.4 8.5

Environment & Regulation 38.2 36.5

Regeneration and Planning 8.9 6.1

Fire 23.3 22.9

Other Central Services 17.9 14.5

Capital Financing Costs 32.8 29.8

Contributions to/(from) reserves 0.3 0.3

Net budget 813.3 408.8

Funded from general grants -44.3

Budget requirement 364.5

Formula Grant -158.5

Surplus/(Deficit) on Collection Fund -0.5

Council Tax requirement 205.5

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Gross

expenditure £m

Gross

income £m

2012-13

Fees, charges and

other income £m

Net

expenditure £m

321.7 -279.5 -10.0 32.2

46.2 0.0 -4.6 41.6

283.3 -2.3 -66.0 215.0

9.9 -0.4 -1.0 8.5

39.1 -0.4 -1.5 37.2

8.7 -0.4 -2.6 5.7

22.3 -0.1 -0.2 22.0

16.2 0.0 -1.3 14.9

32.9 0.0 -3.0 29.9

-0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.5

779.8 -283.1 -90.2 406.5

-52.7

353.8

-148.0

0.0

205.8

The Council’s Annual Report, Statement of Accounts, Budget Report and Council Plan are on

the Council’s website at www.cumbriacc.gov.uk, with details of how to get in touch.

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Explanation of changes in budget requirement

£m

Budget requirement for 2011-12 364.5

Add: transfers and increase in cost of providing services 9.4

Add: changes in financing and grants -7.2

Add: increase in level of services provided 7.3

Less: savings and efficiency gains -20.2

Budget requirement for 2012-13 353.8

Capital expenditure

Estimated payments 2011-12 2012-13

£m £m

Children’s services 64.6 29.2

Highways and transportation 27.2 26.0

Economic Development and Reclamation 3.7 45.9

Other Services 5.2 15.3

Total 100.7 116.4

*Includes schemes subject to consultation and business case development

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Cumbria County Council

Council tax precept on district councils 2012-13

Council tax precept £m

Allerdale 37.0

Barrow 25.0

Carlisle 40.4

Copeland 25.9

Eden 23.9

South Lakeland 53.7

Total council tax precept 205.9

Council tax levels 2012-13 (Cumbria County Council share only)

Band A (up to £40,000) £774.3 Band E (£88,001 to £120,000) £1,419.6

Band B (£40,001 to £52,000) £903.4 Band F (£120,001 to £160,000) £1,677.7

Band C (£52,001 to £68,000) £1,032.4 Band G (£160,001 to £320,000) £1,935.8

Band D (£68,001 to £88,000) £1,161.5 Band H (£320,001 and over) £2,323.0

Levies

2011-12 2012-13

£,000 £,000

Environment Agency North West 279 279

Environment Agency North East 2 2

Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority 472 477

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Cumbria Police Authority

Where does the money come from

Analysis of budget

requirement 2012-13

Precept and other funding

Total

£m

2011-12 2012-13

Amount

per head £

Total

£m

Amount

per head £

Police specific grant 33.05 66.16 30.55 60.98

Revenue support grant 8.53 17.07 0.66 1.32

Redistributed National

27.60 55.23 34.19 68.26

Non-Domestic Rates

Council tax precept 34.31 68.67 35.59 71.04

Surplus on collection fund 0.08 0.16 0.00 0.01

Budget requirement 103.57 207.29 100.99 201.61

Population for 2012-13 is based on a Department for Communities and Local Government estimate

of the county’s resident population of 500,930 (499,637 in 2011-12)

Capital expenditure 2011-12 2012-13

£m £m

New capital starts 3.3 5.6

Existing capital projects 4.2 2.6

Total 7.5 8.2

Authorised establishment

(Expressed as whole time equivalents) 1 April 2011 31 March 2012 31 March 2013

Police officers 1,180 1,150 1,150

Police Community Support Officers 105 105 105

Police staff 748 704 600

Total 2,033 1,959 1,855

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Where does the money go

Analysis of budget requirement 2012-13

2011-12 2012-13

£m £m

Police pay and allowances 72.58 75.21

Support staff pay and allowances 28.32 23.66

Other employee costs 1.21 1.11

Premises costs 4.81 4.13

Transport costs 2.76 2.60

Supplies and services 11.62 10.52

Capital financing charges 0.36 1.94

Direct revenue contribution to capital 3.81 1.22

Police Authority 0.89 0.89

Contingency 0.06 0.37

Less: Fees and charges -3.42 -3.04

Other grants -13.31 -15.91

Movement to and from reserves -6.14 -1.68

Budget requirement for Cumbria Police Authority 103.57 100.99

Explanation of changes in budget requirement

£m

Budget requirement for 2011-12 103.57

Increase in the cost of providing services 0.61

Reduction in income receivable and specific grants 0.17

Savings and efficiency gains -6.17

Management of change costs 0.11

Increase in net use of reserves 1.84

Cange in accounting treatment - council tax freeze grant 0.86

Budget requirement for 2012-13 100.99

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Cumbria Police Authority

Council tax precept on district councils 2012-13

Council tax precept £m

Allerdale 6.4

Barrow 4.3

Carlisle 7.0

Copeland 4.5

Eden 4.1

South Lakeland 9.3

Total council tax precept 35.6

Council tax levels 2012-13 (Cumbria Police Authority share only)

Band A (up to £40,000) £133.86 Band E (£88,001 to £120,000) £245.41

Band B (£40,001 to £52,000) £156.17 Band F (£120,001 to £160,000) £290.03

Band C (£52,001 to £68,000) £178.48 Band G (£160,001 to £320,000) £334.65

Band D (£68,001 to £88,000) £200.79 Band H (£320,001 and over) £401.58

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Police and Crime Commissioners:

Accountable for Cumbria from November

Police and Crime Commissioners will be powerful new individuals who will hold the police

force and the Chief Constable to account. They will decide how the policing part of the council

tax is allocated and will consult the public and victims of crime on issues of community safety.

They will also monitor how the police deal with public complaints and if you do not think they

are listening to public concerns, you can vote them out and elect somebody who will.

Who can stand for election as Police and Crime Commissioner

for Cumbria

These are important roles which it is hoped will attract high calibre candidates with a public

service ethos. You do not need to be a politician to stand for election – anyone can stand as

long as they are: 18 or over; British, Commonwealth or European Union citizens; and resident

in Cumbria. Public servants, such as civil servants and police officers, cannot stand, neither can

those convicted of an imprisonable offence. Information for anyone interested in standing as a

Police and Crime Commissioner can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/police-crimecommissioners

When will Police and Crime Commissioners come into power

Police authorities will be replaced by Police and Crime Commissioners in November. You will be

able to vote for the candidate you want to represent you on the 15 November 2012.

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How to pay your council tax

Council Tax is payable in monthly instalments and these are shown on your new bill.

Half yearly payments can also be made when you pay half by 15 April

and the other half by 15 September.

You can pay your Council Tax by:

Direct Debit is the quickest and easiest method of payment. To set up a Direct

Debit securely online, visit www.allerdale.gov.uk/directdebit, complete the form on

the following page, call us on 01900 702530 or email revenues@allerdale.gov.uk.

Using the internet. Log on to www.allerdale.gov.uk/pay and follow the

instructions.

Debit or credit card by telephoning 01900 702666 and following the instructions

on the recorded message. Please have your account reference number ready. It is

shown on your bill. We accept most major cards. This service is available 24 hours a

day, seven days a week.

Post by sending your cheque to Allerdale Borough Council, Allerdale House,

Workington, CA14 3YJ. Please make your cheque payable to ‘Allerdale Borough

Council’ and put your account reference number on the reverse. Please do not send

cash in the post.

In person by visiting one of the Council’s customer service centres around the

borough during office hours. Please remember to bring your bill with you.

For any council tax enquiries please contact us on 01900 702530

or email revenues@allerdale.gov.uk

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Allerdale Borough Council

Please fill in the whole of the form using ink and send it to the

address shown above.

Name(s) of Account Holder(s)

Allerdale House, Workington

CA14 3YJ

Telephone:

(01900) 702530

Council Tax

COUNCIL TA X

Instruction to your Bank or Building Society

to pay by Direct Debit

www.allerdale.gov.uk

Originator’s Identification Number

948835

Bank/Building Society Account Number

FOR ALLERDALE BOROUGH COUNCIL OFFICIAL USE ONLY

This is not part of the instruction to your Bank or Building Society

Branch Sort Code

Name and full postal address of your Bank or Building Society

To

: The Manager

Bank/Building Society

Address

(Your

name and address)

Postcode

Instruction to your Bank or Building Society

Please pay Allerdale Borough Council Direct Debits from the account detailed

in this instruction subject to the safeguards assured by the Direct Guarantee.

I understand that this Instruction may remain with Allerdale Borough Council

and if so, details will be passed electronically to my Bank/Building Society

Reference Number (as shown on your bill)

Signature(s)

For Allerdale Borough Council

Official Use Only

This is not part of the instruction to your Bank or Building Society.

I wish to pay monthly on or immediately after this date:-

1st 15th (tick preferred date)

Date

Bank Account Holder(s)

The Direct Debit Guarantee

This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits.

If there are any changes to the amount,date or frequency of your Direct Debit Allerdale Borough Council will notify you 10 working days in

advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed.

If you request Allerdale Borough Council to collect a payment,confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of

the request.

If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit by Allerdale Borough Council or your bank or building society you are entitled to a

full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society. If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must

pay it back when Allerdale Borough Council asks you to.

You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required.

Please also notify us.


Allerdale House, Workington,

Cumbria CA14 3YJ

Telephone: 01900 702702

www.allerdale.gov.uk

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