Council tax 2012-13
Your bill explained
(This is the council tax bill which accompanies this magazine)
Date the bill was issued. NB: if you make payments on or after this date, they may not show up on the bill
Your account number. Please make sure you quote this whenever you write or call about your bill (this is so that we can confirm your identity and don’t give out your confidential information to others). The barcode includes your account number and can be used when making payment at a post office or Paypoint outlet.
Reason the bill was produced (for example, it may be your annual bill, or because your payment method, or the amount you pay or get in benefits has changed).
The percentage change in the charges since last year The full-year council tax charge for the band into which your home
Charges for police and fire service: these form part of your bill but are not set or controlled by the council
The parish in which you live (see page 20 for parish charges)
The valuation band for your property (see page 17) The period that the bill covers
The unique reference number for your property (this is the number used by the Valuation Officer to identify it for valuation purposes)
Explanation of any reductions in the charge. This may be due to discounts, exemptions, benefit or banding, etc
Total amount you must pay for the year The date when the first payment is due
Dates when the rest of the payments are due (you should pay by these dates to prevent being sent a reminder)
Your current payment method. See the back of your bill for details of different ways to pay.
Benefits letter explained This is your claim reference number. Please tell us this when you contact us.
This is why we have looked at your claim and made a decision about your entitlement.
This is how much benefit you are entitled to per week before any money is taken off for Housing Benefit overpayments.
If you owe us any money for a Housing Benefit overpayment, it will be recovered weekly from your benefit entitlement. This shows how much we will take from your weekly benefit.
This tells you the date your benefit will be paid from. Benefit is usually paid from the Monday following we receive a completed form.
This is the date that the first/next payment will be sent to you or your landlord.
This is the maximum amount of rent or council tax that can be paid after any non dependant deductions have been taken off.
This is how much is deducted from your weekly eligible Rent/Council Tax for non dependants. These are people who live with you and are not dependant children or your partner.
This is the total weekly income of you/your partner. It includes any earnings and benefits you receive.
This is the total income used to calculate your benefit entitlement after we have taken off any money we are able to.
This is the amount of money which the Government guidelines state you/your family need to live on. The amount depends upon your circumstances. We use this figure as a basis to calculate your entitlement
(For those who receive help with their housing costs)
| Page 2
| Page 3
| Page 4
| Page 5
| Page 6
| Page 7
| Page 8
| Page 9
| Page 10
| Page 11
| Page 12
| Page 13
| Page 14
| Page 15
| Page 16
| Page 17
| Page 18
| Page 19
| Page 20
| Page 21
| Page 22
| Page 23
| Page 24
| Page 25
| Page 26
| Page 27
| Page 28
| Page 29
| Page 30
| Page 31
| Page 32