What your Council Tax is used for

Find out how the council spends your council tax and how you can reduce your bill. Budget for Birmingham: Council Tax help and information booklet 2017 to 2018

You can also find more information on the Non domestic rates for 2017 to 2018

Part of your council tax goes towards the police, fire and rescue, transport services for Birmingham.

See how the fire and rescue service spends your council tax money.

See how the police spends your council tax money.

Read about information on public transport expenditure in the West Midlands

Adult social care precept

Birmingham City Council has added a precept of 2% to Council Tax bills to help it meet the cost of providing adult social care. Further details can be found in the Budget for Birmingham document.

Sutton Coldfield precept

Following a postal consultative ballot in the summer of 2015, Birmingham City Council passed a resolution on 15 September 2015 to establish a parish council for the parliamentary constituency of Sutton Coldfield . An additional amount (known as a precept) is added to the annual Council Tax bill for properties within the area of the parish council. The amount will vary depending on the valuation band of the property. Further details can be found in the Budget for Birmingham document.