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How Council Tax is calculated

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

  • 74p to Cumbria County Council
  • 13p to Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner
  • 11p to South Lakeland District Council
  • 2p to Parish Councils

Council Tax funding requirements

Authority

Council Tax requirement

£000

Cumbria County Council 60,300.2
Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner 10,535.2
South Lakeland District Council 8,629.1
Parish/Town Councils 1,612.3
Total 81,076.8

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 45,265.99. This gives an average Band D tax of £1,791.12.

Authority Council Tax requirement
Cumbria County Council £1,332.13
Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner £232.74
South Lakeland District Council £190.63
Parish/Town Councils £35.62
Total average Band D Council Tax £1,791.12
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