In 2017/18 Leeds City Council’s Council Tax charges have increased by 4.99% compared to 2016/17. This increase is made up of a 1.99% increase for general services plus a 3% Adult Social Care precept to be used exclusively to help fund the increasing costs of adult social care services. For further information on how this is calculated please see our Adult Social Care precept explanation (PDF 101KB). The increase in your council tax bill also includes amounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner and the Fire & Rescue Authority. The Police & Crime Commissioner has increased the Police council tax by £5.00 per Band D property and the Fire & Rescue Authority have increased their council tax by 1.99%. These increases are all shown on the front of your bill.
Despite significant budget pressures, our priority in Leeds remains to protect the most vulnerable and over 65% of our expenditure for 2017/18 will be on Adult Social Care and Children’s Services. Leeds City Council has therefore accepted the offer made by the government to increase Council Tax by an extra 3% this year to assist in funding adult social care services. Please see the ‘Statement concerning adult social care funding’ below for further information on this offer.
Adult social care services provide information, advice and practical support to people over 18 to live as well as possible
in a range of circumstances including illness, disability and old age. They also have a responsibility to protect people from
abuse and neglect. For more information about adult social care services in Leeds, please see our Adult Social Care page.
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