What does my Council Tax pay for?
We understand that Council Tax is a large portion of your monthly outgoings, so we want to share openly how we are spending your contributions.
Residents of Horsham District benefit from a wide range of services for as little as £3.12 a week per Band D household.
How is my Council Tax shared out?
Although Horsham District Council collects all your Council Tax it only retains 8%. The remainder is split over the following authorities:
How is my Council Tax spent?
Council Tax is spent to deliver a wide range of services, of which the more significant ones are set out below.
Horsham District Council
- Environment and local communities
- Parks, open spaces and play areas
- Recycling and waste collection
- Leisure and culture facilities
- Wellbeing services
- Housing and housing benefits
- Planning services
- Supporting voluntary groups
- Environmental health and licensing
- Supporting the local economy
West Sussex County Council
- Social care and health
- Education, children and families
- Fire and rescue
- Roads and travel
- Environment, housing and planning
- Leisure, recreation and community
- Registrar services
- Local policing services
- Crime prevention
- Access to justice
- Victim support and protection
- Community centres
- Community events
- Community safety
- Planning consultation
- Parks, open spaces and recreation
- Bus shelters, litter bins, street cleaning
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Our 2022/23 budget
Your Council Tax makes up 27% of Horsham District Council's overall income, and contributes to our budget of £38.1million for 2022/23.
The other funding is made up from:
- Baseline Business Rates - core central Government funding (5%)
- Fees, charges and ringfenced grants (45%)
- Investments and Investment Property (13%)
- New homes bonus (8%)
- Non-ringfenced revenue grant and Council Tax Support grant (2%)
Our total budget for 2022/23 is £38.1million. Here's how it will be spent:
Leisure and culture (11.8%)
Parks and open spaces, play areas, Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, The Capitol, leisure centres, sports facilities and activities.
Revenues and benefits, Housing and Community Services (15.2%)
Council Tax, benefits, business rates, housing support, homelessness, health and wellbeing, volunteer support, community safety, emergency planning.
Recycling, Waste and Environmental Services (25.5%)
Bins, recycling, business waste, street cleaning, fly tipping and littering, food hygiene, work health and safety, licensing, Community Link service.
Maintenance of car parks, parking permits, enforcement and mobility services.
Planning, Property, Building Control and Economic Development (18.6%)
Planning applications, planning policy, neighbourhood planning, conservation, building control, business and employment support, climate and sustainability.
Supporting front-line services (23.1%)
Customer services, technology, legal, finances, and democracy.