How Council Tax is calculated

Last Updated: 27 May 2022

Everyone who pays Council Tax is contributing to the services we enjoy in South Lakeland.

However, the majority of the money collected goes towards services provided by Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Police.

Where your Council Tax goes

For every £1 that you pay, your Council Tax is shared as follows:

  • 74p to Cumbria County Council
  • 14p to Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner
  • 10p to South Lakeland District Council
  • 2p to Parish Council

Council Tax funding requirements

Council Tax requirements of the authorities that receive Council Tax
Authority Council Tax requirement£000
Cumbria County Council 70,570.94
Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner 13,031.15
South Lakeland District Council 9,588.50
Parish/Town Councils 1,981.29
Total 95,171.88

To calculate the total average Band D Council Tax, divide the total Council Tax requirement above by the Tax Base for South Lakeland, which is £46,185.17. This gives an average Band D tax of £2,060.66.

Band D Council Tax requirements of the authorities that receive Council Tax
Authority Council Tax requirement
Cumbria County Council £1,528.00
Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner £282.15
South Lakeland District Council £207.61
Parish/Town Councils £42.90
Total average Band D Council Tax £2,060.66