Exeter City Council tax – one of the lowest in country
Published: 1 March 2019
People in Exeter will pay £2.97 a week for all City Council services, the local authority has announced.
The City Council sets one of the lowest council tax levels in the country.
When the new bill lands at the end of March, just 8% comes back to the City Council.
That’s because Exeter City Council also collects council tax money on behalf of Devon County Council (75% of the bill), the Police (12%) and the Fire Service (5%).
The average (Band D) person in Exeter pays a total of £1,838.14 on council tax but the City Council takes £155.05.
At its latest meeting, the City Council agreed to put its council tax up by nine pence per week (based on a Band D property).
The 3.33% rise is a result of severe cuts to council funding. This year the City Council has had to contend with an 8.5% reduction in Government Formula Grant.
Council Leader Pete Edwards, said: “Despite crippling year-on-year cuts handed down by the government, in Exeter we have managed to protect our key front-line services. At £2.97 per week for all Exeter City Council services this still represents excellent value for money.”
Based on a typical Band D property, the average person in Exeter pays 39p per week on street cleaning, 52 pence per week on waste collection and 41 pence per week on parks and green spaces.