Annual council tax rates

Amber Valley Borough Council sets the council tax.

The amount set depends on how much it and certain other public bodies known as "precepting authorities" (Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Derbyshire Fire Authority, parish councils) in your area need to spend and how much money they get from elsewhere.

Amber Valley Borough Council issues the bills and then collects the council tax on behalf of all of the local precepting authorities (Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Derbyshire Fire Authority, parish councils). Amber Valley Borough Council uses only about 10% of the council tax that Amber Valley Borough Council collects in; the remaining 90% is paid over to the precepting authorities.

At a full council meeting held on the 5 March 2018 council members agreed the level of council tax for the year from the 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019. The figures are shown for each band in each parish in the below table. Annual demand notices relating to 2018/19 will be issued on Monday 12 March 2018.

Who collects and spends the council tax?

Council tax breakdown example:

  • Derbyshire County Council - 72%
  • Police & Crime Commissioner - 11%
  • Amber Valley Borough Council - 10%
  • Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority - 4%
  • Parish & Town Councils - 3%

Derbyshire County Council’s adult social care council tax amount from 2016

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has made an offer to adult social care authorities. (“Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)

The offer is the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax for financial years from the financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual approval of the House of Commons, the Secretary of State intends to offer the option of charging this “precept” at an appropriate level in each financial year up to and including the financial year 2019-20.

Demand notice (amendment) regulations 2017

  1. Example of a hypothetical authority to illustrate how the regulations work in practice (with example calculations)
  2. Question and answer document

Important note: The figures shown are before the award of any discount, reduction for disabilities scheme, exemption or council tax support.

The following tables show council tax bandings for each parish within Amber Valley.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841440 or email council.tax@ambervalley.gov.uk