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How is my Council Tax spent?

We collect Council Tax from more than 31,000 households in the district. We collect council tax on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire and some Parish councils.

The Council spends the money collected on providing local services to the community. Without your Council Tax we could not provide essential services or help those in need.

We keep just over 11 per cent of the yearly Council Tax bill. Lincolnshire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire make up the majority of your Council Tax.

Our services include:

  • Rubbish and recycling services
  • Housing advice and homeless accommodation
  • Inspecting food premises
  • Handling planning applications
  • Processing Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support applications

More information, including details about how your money is spent, is available in our Council Tax booklet (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window) .

Adult Social Care

From 2016/17 the Government has allowed any council providing Adult Social Care (ASC) to increase their charge by an additional amount - this must only be spent on ASC.  If you would like more details of how ASC is calculated please see our ASC explanation (PDF).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What do I get for my Council Tax - apart from my rubbish collected?
A. Council Tax is not a direct payment for services received. Each householder contributes towards the cost of services provided. Your contribution is based on the value of your property.

Q. How is the Adult Social Care percentage increase calculated?
A. The Adult Social Care increase is the percentage of the previous financial year's total for Lincolnshire County Council and Adult Social Care.