Adult social care precept
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has 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 is the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax for financial years from the financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual approval of the House of Commons, the Secretary of State intends to offer the option of charging this “precept” at an appropriate level in each financial year up to and including the financial year 2019-20.
We have increased council tax for 2019/20 by a total of 2.99 per cent, one per cent of which is to be spent on adult social care.
This table shows the city council's charges for 2018/19 and 2019/20 and how the percentage increases have been worked out.
|Band||Total city council excluding adult social care precept 2018/19||Adult social care precept 2018/19||Total city council 2018/19||1.99 per cent general increase 2019/20||One per cent adult social care precept increase 2019/20||Total city council excluding adult social care precept 2019/20||Adult social care precept 2019/20||Total city council 2019/20|