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We collect all Council Tax in Preston, but only keep 16 pence in every pound to pay for our services. The remaining money goes to the following organisations to pay for the services they provide:
From April 2019, Council Tax will increase in Preston by the following:
To see the Council Tax rates for 2019/20 please see our Council Tax rates page.
The following shows how the Council Tax money collected from a band D property (£1,932.02) would be split between the different organisations:
(figures exclude extra money collected for parish areas).
The table below shows how we will spend Preston City Council's allocation of Council Tax this year:
Council tax and business rates collection, local land charges, central and corporate expenses and democratic costs
Heritage, recreation and sport and open spaces
Cemetery and crematorium, environmental health, community safety, street cleansing, waste collection and licensing
Advice, neighbourhood renewal, housing benefits administration and payments, travellers' sites
Highways and transport services
Traffic management, car parking and Riversway
Less income and grants
Total spending on services
Contribution from reserves
Business Rates retained
Central Government Funding
Preston City Council's council tax requirement (including Parish Precepts)
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