Council tax charges and how it is spent
Please click the link below for a full list of parishes and the charges for each property band.
Public services have had to make big savings, while continuing to provide vital local services and support the most vulnerable in our communities.
This year for an average band D property your council tax will be £1,680.41 and it’s divided up like this:
- 72 percent Devon County Council for education, roads, care for the elderly and disabled, child protection, public health, libraries, recycling centres and waste disposal
- 10 percent North Devon Council for refuse collection and kerbside recycling, housing, planning, street cleaning, leisure
- 10 percent Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall for law and order and crime reduction
- 5 percent Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority for fire prevention, fire and rescue
- 3 percent town and parish councils for local amenities
The North Devon Council budget for 2016/17 was approved on 24 February with an increase in its council tax share of 1.99 percent, increasing the Band D council tax by £3.28 to £167.86 per year. Despite further reductions in central government funding, the council has managed to balance its budget, with the council's net budget for 2016/17 now £11.9 million, compared to £15.5 million back in 2010.
Savings over the last few years have come from various initiatives, including:
- not replacing staff when they leave unless essential
- reviewing our accommodation and exiting the Civic Centre
- reducing funding to some external organisations
- reviewing general supplies
- remodeling the way existing services are delivered
Despite making budget cuts, we don't believe any of our services will be adversely affected and there are no compulsory staff redundancies planned.
The council still faces difficult times ahead due to ongoing government cuts and we anticipate having to find further savings over the next few years.