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 £3.03 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
- Leisure facilities
- Horsham Museum and Art Gallery and The Capitol Horsham
- Wellbeing services
- Planning services
- Parks, open spaces, play areas
- Waste and recycling collections
- Supporting voluntary groups
- Housing and housing benefits
- 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
- Planning consultation
- Parks, open spaces and recreation
- Bus shelters, litter bins, street cleaning
View Council Tax charges and financial information
Our 2021/22 budget
Your Council Tax makes up 27% of Horsham District Council's overall income, and contributes to our budget for 2021/22.
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 2021/22 is £37.8 million. Here's how it will be spent:
- Waste, recycling and environmental services: £8.6million (23%)
- Planning, Property, Building Control, Economic Development: £6.6million (17%)
- Community, arts and leisure: £4.9million (13%)
- Revenues and benefits, housing and community services: £4.5million (12%)
- Parking: £2.1million (6%)
- Supporting front-line services: £8.1million (21%)
- New Homes Bonus used for income generation and infrastructure: £3million (8%)