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How is my Council Tax spent?

We collect Council Tax from more than 42,000 households in the District on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire and some Parish Councils.

We keep about one tenth of the total Council Tax collected, spending this on local services.

Our services include:

  • weekly rubbish and recycling services
  • affordable housing, housing advice and homeless accommodation
  • inspecting food premises
  • handling planning applications
  • processing Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support applications.

Our share of Council Tax for 2021/22 is £184.68, just over £3 a week for a household paying Band D Council Tax. This is a 2.8 percent increase from 2020/21. 

More information, including details about how your money is spent, is available in our Icon for pdf Council Tax factsheets [3.84MB].

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What do I get for my Council Tax, apart from my rubbish collected once a week?
A. Council Tax is not a direct payment for services received. Each householder contributes towards the cost of services provided. Your contribution is based on the value of your property.

Q. Do you control the levels of Parish Council precepts and Drainage Board levies?
A. We have no control over their finances. They set their own precepts and levies.

Q. How is the Adult Social Care percentage increase calculated?
A. The Adult Social Care increase is the percentage of the previous financial year's total for Lincolnshire County Council and Adult Social Care.