Billing Information 2019/20

Council Tax 2019/20

How much do I have to pay?
You will be receiving a letter before April 2019 with your new council tax bill information. In the meantime, you can always check here: pdf icon Council Tax charges for the year 2019-20 [116kb]

What do you spend it on?

Torridge District Council plans to spend £32.344m (£32.150m 2018/19) this year on providing services. £23.454m (£28.413m in 2018/19) of this comes from income we receive from grants, fees and charges which leaves a Council Tax Requirement of £3.890m (£3.737m 2018/19).

Torridge is pleased to be able to balance its Budget for 2019/20 without any major impacts on the levels of services provided.

This has been achieved by:

  • prudent management and use of the Council's resources

  • continued in year challenge and reduction of spending needs across all services

  • ensuring reserves are to allocated priority areas linking our Service Business Plans to our Strategic Plan

  • careful and considered vacancy management

This is not the end of the story as the Government plans major change to the way Local Government funding is allocated from 2020/21 and we are preparing for the need to make savings and/or generate additional income in the future. 

The Council has been able to provide an additional £3.612m of capital funds for a variety of projects (including significant regeneration initiatives) whilst continuing to provide capital funds for projects such as refurbishment of car parks and replacement of vehicles.

The graphics below illustrate how Torridge spends its share, and which council gets how much of your council tax.


Council Tax - Who gets What?
Council tax spend 19/20


Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority - what they spendhttp://www.dsfire.gov.uk/AboutUs/WhatWeSpend/Index.cfm?siteCategoryId=2&T1ID=11

Devon County Council - https://new.devon.gov.uk/finance-and-budget/council-tax/

Police information: http://www.devonandcornwall-pcc.gov.uk/about-us/what-we-spend/

Statement concerning adult social care funding required by statute

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has made an offer to adult social care authorities. ("Adult social care authorities" are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)

The offer is the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional "precept" on its council tax for financial years from the financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual approval of the House of Commons, the Secretary of State intends to offer the option of charging this "precept" at an appropriate level in each financial year up to and including the financial year 2019-20.

Adult Social Care in Devon

For 2019/20 Devon County Council's precept includes a 1% increase for adult social care.



Other useful information about Council Tax can also be found in this section of the Council's website together with information about the new Council Tax Support scheme.