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Bandings and what to pay

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

3. How council tax is spent

The council tax you pay is collected by us on behalf of all the precept authorities which includes:

  • Kent County Council
  • The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent
  • Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

If you live in an area with a parish council, it too will provide some local services.

2020/21 requirements

The requirements for a band D property in 2021-22 are:

  • Gravesham Borough Council - £213.03
  • Kent County Council - £1,418.76 (see statement below)
  • Kent Police and Crime Commissioner - £218.15
  • Kent Fire & Rescue Service - £80.82

For further information on how council tax money is spent by each please see the links below:

Statement re: National Social Care Levy (Kent County Council)

Kent County Council's council tax for 2020/21 includes the 2% National Social Care Levy, which will be used specifically for demand and cost pressures within adult social care.

The Secretary of State 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 was the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting its expenditure on adult social care from the financial year 2016-17. It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons.


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