Council Tax bill on the way to all Broxtowe residents this week
Council Tax bills are coming and Broxtowe Borough Council is giving residents some advice to help save them some time.
More than 50,000 bills will be sent over the next few days, which means the council’s contact centre will be busier than normal and residents may find it harder to get through on the phone.
The following tips might help residents save some time if the phone lines are busy:
The quickest and easiest way to pay is by direct debit. You can download the mandate form at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/paycounciltax.
If you can’t pay by direct debit, you can pay online at broxtowe.gov.uk/estore.
You can also pay via the automated payment line on Freephone 0800 952 0040.
There is a small increase in Broxtowe’s element of Council Tax this year. This will see a £5 annual increase per Band D property taking it from £166.85 in 2020/21 to £171.85 in 2021/22.
Residents are also being made aware of the Adult Social Care precept which is listed on this year’s bill.
Your Council Tax bill will show the Adult Social Care precept separately. More information about this is available on Nottinghamshire County Council’s website at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/counciltax.
Council Tax is set annually and the money is used to fund local services. Around eight per cent of your Council Tax goes towards funding services provided by Broxtowe Borough Council. The rest goes to Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and Parish Council.
Broxtowe Borough Council collects Council Tax for all of these organisations but each is responsible for deciding its own rates.
Anyone struggling financially during the pandemic can find information about support at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/coronavirus.